The Book of Disquiet - Sections 456 - 481 Summary & Analysis

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Sections 456 - 481 Summary

In Section 456, Soares describes a period of time that he calls stagnation where he is unable to write as much as he is accustomed to writing. Later in this same section, Soares writes that although his memories are not happy ones, he goes over his memories because this act of remembering gives him a chance to rest from doing something. In fact, Soares states that he sometimes remembers things that never even happened to him because of the joy it brings him.

Soares writes about the modern invention of mirrors and wardrobes in Section 457. He credits these inventions with the evolution of man into a clothed creature. He says that this act of clothing is done not only to the body, but also to the soul. In Section 461, Soares writes that he isolates himself because he is aware that he is...

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