The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being


Milan Kundera

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Part 6, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

The narrator further claims that when humankind lived in Paradise, either they did not “shit” at all, or they did not look at it as something repulsive until after the fall from Paradise. It wasn’t until after Adam was expelled from Paradise that humankind started to feel disgust. 
Kundera’s mention of humankind’s aversion to “shit” parallels Tereza’s aversion to the human body and her disgust with bodily functions. The narrator claims that humanity’s disgust did not occur until after Adam’s fall, which suggests this repulsion is rooted in sex and bodies, just like Tereza’s. 
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