The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by

Milan Kundera

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Part 6, Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Marie-Claude takes great pride in handling Franz’s burial. At the funeral, the pastor talks at length about Franz’s loving wife while somewhere near the back stands Franz’s young girlfriend.
Franz’s funeral is completely kitsch. Marie-Claude didn’t love him, and he didn’t love her. Everyone knows this, and they even know about his girlfriend in the back, but they simply ignore this reality.
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