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    There are many different fictional novels that I have read; however, one that is the most memorable is Blindness by Jose Saramago. The novel tells a story about a spontaneous, unexplainable epidemic of blindness that occurs in an unnamed city. The first part of the novel follows the experiences and misfortunes of the seven main characters, the first humans affected by the blinding disease. Then they are put into a filthy, overcrowded asylum where they and other blind people have been quarantined

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    details the numerous obstacles a man and his son face, in an attempt for survival, in a post-apocalyptic world. The man, the protagonist in the novel, hesitates to help any random strangers who he and his son encounter along their path. Meanwhile, Jose Saramago’s Nobel Prize-Winning novel, Blindness, deals with a mass epidemic of blindness infecting nearly everyone in an anonymous city. The doctor’s wife, who keeps her sight throughout the novel, can be identified as the protagonist. Her situation

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    José Saramago

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    José Saramago was born into a family who lived in Azinhaga, a small village in the province of Ribatejo; located one-hundred kilometers north of Lisbon, Portugal. Saramago was born on November 16, 1922, but all of his paper showed the birth took place two days later on November 18, 1922. Born to landless peasants, Saramago was forced to move several times though out his lifetime. At age two, Saramago and his family moved to Lisbon, where his dad could get a job as a policeman. Shortly after moving

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    Blindness In Blind

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    Blindness as Foresight Siobhan Barton 107248031 Essay 3 Jose Saramago’s Blindness depicts an epidemic that strips humans of sight without warning and leaves the subject vulnerable to both physical and emotional peril. The novel, which follows the lives of several unnamed people struck blind in an unspecified country, uses an ambiguous yet hauntingly familiar allegory to illuminate the fragile social reality in which we live and the animalistic instincts we refuse to acknowledge. Using sight

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    At the beginning of Book Seven, in an attempt to better describe the education of the philosopher Socrates begins to set up an analogy with an ascent and descent into “the cave”. In Socrates’ cave analogy there was a group of people who were from childhood held in a dimly lit underground cave. The people were kept there in bonds that were designed to allow them to only what was in front of them by depriving them of the ability to turn their heads around. Also present in Socrates’ cave was a certain

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    persons of common ancestry, or by a person’s perceived view of what a family actually is. Everyone has their own beliefs on what actually makes and defines a family. We will compare the views on family based on Karl Marx’s “Communist manifesto” and Jose Saramago’s “The Cave” to see the differences and similarities that take place, and then we will come to a general conclusion that family is a product of our environment Marx felt that history of man is the history of class struggles; these class struggles

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    Carvers Cathedral

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    Carvers Cathedral Plato’s “Myth of the Cave” and Carver’s Cathedral provide insight into parallel words. The protagonists in each story are trapped in a world of ignorance because each is comfortable in the dark, and fearful of what knowledge a light might bring. They are reluctant to venture into unfamiliar territory. Fortunately the narrator in the Cathedral is forced by circumstances to take a risk. This risk leads him into new world of insight and understanding. The narrator in “The Cathedral”

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    We’re all trapped in a cave, being forced to see what is in front of us, and we believe it’s real, but it isn’t. We’re then forced out of our ‘cave’ and told that everything we know is a lie. We have to learn what is true, and what is an illusion. Then, we go back to tell the others. But we aren’t welcomed, instead, we’re persecuted. We are blind, immoral, wrong, harlots and witches. We see the world differently, and we want to share that with others, but we can’t, in fear of our death. That is Plato’s

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    Magic Realism

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    mingle realistic portrayals of ordinary events and characters with elements of fantasy and myth, creating a rich, frequently disquieting world that is at once familiar and dreamlike.¡¨ „h Magic realists usually spawn from South American cultures. „h Saramago chooses to turn blindness, a common disability, into an airborne disease and has an entire country split away from Europe. Only a magic realist could create such fantastical stories. Connections „h Before the entire society goes blind, people blame

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    an extent, fear can be used as a way to mold society. The fear of terrorism set out by the event of 9/11 made it a more fear-driven world with growing minds of over analytical, blind, ignorant and assumable citizens, finger-pointing at others. But Jose Saramago's Blindness shows the possibility of fear molding our society. An epidemic of a bright, white blindness affecting all people, such brightness that no one would see anything but the white brightness itself, the novel uses this metaphorically

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