The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by

Milan Kundera

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One of Tomas’s customers as a window washer. She is taller than Tomas and looks a bit like a stork. Tomas has never had sex with a woman who is taller than him, so he immediately seduces her. The tall woman represents one of the “curiosities” Tomas collects and “conquers” as an “epic womanizer.”
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The Tall Woman Character Timeline in The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The timeline below shows where the character The Tall Woman appears in The Unbearable Lightness of Being. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 5, Chapter 10
Sex, Love, and Duality of Body and Soul Theme Icon
Power, Politics, and Inequality Theme Icon
...to an apartment to clean the windows, and the door is opened by a very tall woman , who looks much like a stork. Tomas is immediately intrigued. They instantly begin to... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 11
Sex, Love, and Duality of Body and Soul Theme Icon
Power, Politics, and Inequality Theme Icon
Within a few days, Tomas is again sent to the tall woman ’s house to clean windows. When she answers the door, she already has a bottle... (full context)