Blindness

Blindness

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In a portrayl of man's worst appetites and weaknesses, a city is hit by an epidemmic of "white blindness" that spares no one.

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sgcf
Mar 26, 2017

Saramago’s view in this allegory/metaphor of how humanity turns a blind eye to the ugliness and evils of the world seems overstated and cynical to me. I understand his point, (The mind suffers delusions when it succumbs to the monsters it has itself created.” p.230), but it was excruciating to wallow in his relentlessly nauseating detail for 325 pages, balanced only by one figure symbolizing compassion and hope. Fortunately, his writing style of run-on sentences and no quotation marks – speakers often unidentified and separated only by commas within the incessant run-ons – prompted me to skim hastily in order to get through the morass.

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icerider
Jun 08, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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koopmanmegan
Feb 25, 2019

There are no blind people, only blindness." - the doctor

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