The breakdown of society is near total. Then there is no future. This is a book I definitely recommend, but I give you a warning, it becomes slightly wordy at times and drags at different times. I suspected I may have had a weak Saramago novel in my hand. Few definite identifiers of culture are given, which contributes an element of timelessness and universality to the novel.
The people who were waiting began to cross the road, stepping on the white stripes painted on the black surface of the asphalt, there is nothing less like a zebra, however, that is what it is called. Blindness is a masterpiece and an important reminder for us to be appreciative of several things that we take for granted, to look around and really see. Realizing that what they went through in quarantine was only a detail in the huge landscape, now we follow our protagonists as they wander through the city in search of better conditions: water, food, clothes, a way to find their homes and their relatives. When at last, under a shower of torrential rain, they are able to scrub themselves and to scrub one another clean, there is an exhilarating sense of release and purification. When a lonely hand is clasped and a crying baby is cuddled, when a single soul performs vigil and the wasted sacrifices, when the timid find voice and the brave, their clan, the world remains no longer white; it regains its colour.
The book describes the degradation and horror that ensues as society disintegrates with Saramago's wonderful gift of insights into humanity. If all of the above does not scare you, you should give this one a try. Soldiers keep watch and threaten to kill anyone who tries to escape. Some say that the structure of the book makes it very hard to read. Blindness expanded my own vision of humanity, and of fiction's potential. Suddenly struck blind, he flails and screams until someone takes pity on his situation and offers to drive him home. But this, surely, is how it would be: the inexorable tide of filth.
Frightened, the Government tries to restrain the blindness epidemic by isolating the blind people. Talking about Saramago's writing style, I should say that it may be a bit confusing at first due to the lack of punctuation; there are many long sentences and no quotation marks around dialogues. تشعر بها أثنا من الروايات ما تبهرك، تثير حماستك، وتعتقد أنها أفضل ما قرأت لكن بمجرد إغلاقها وبمرور يوم واحد فقط على قراءتها تُنسى. AllReaders is a user-sourced site, collecting reviews from the general public. كالأم التي تظل تشعر بالمسئولية تجاه أطفالها حتى بعد أن يكبروا، تظل هي تشعر بمسئوليتها تجاه مجموعتها، حمايتها وإطعامها.
ما که از مَردی مُردیم لا اقل تو زن باش مسیحای این کتاب یک زن است که سرشار از صفات برجسته و والای انسانی است از فداکاری گرفته تا کمک کردن به کوران و بخشش. There is no cynicism and there are no conclusions, just a clear-eyed and compassionate acknowledgment of things as they are, a quality that can only honestly be termed wisdom. As more soldiers go blind fears become reality and in one such moment of desperation the soldiers fire into the crowd of blind people. If you're a fan of McCarthy's , I think you'd enjoy this one as well; not only for its themes, but also its stylistic choices no proper nouns, long sentences, and lack of quotation marks. Their recovery has as little explanation as the onset of blindness. Saramago tells his tale with humor and compassion, and with an imagination that is boundless enough to conjure an impossible epidemic without losing sight of the exigencies of actual life, achieving that rare blend of magic and reality in which the fantastical allows us to see our own world more clearly, from a perspective that brings out details we might not have otherwise considered. There are a few others, but these become our key characters, later on adding the dog of tears.
The power of this book was quite overwhelming at times and I had to stop reading for a few days at a time. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides her charges—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. The fact of the matter is most of us have never felt real hunger. When the car thief gropes her on the way to the lavatory, she kicks him — giving him a wound from which he will eventually die. For every burden placed on our soul, there is a corresponding lever to dispel it.
Can you imagine the fear that any flu symptoms must have inspired in people for years after the event? With gorgeous prose, this thought-provoking book shows us how our world, ever so concerned and consumed by appearances, would deal with the loss of our most relied upon sense: vision. Consequently, a simple infection assumes a deathly proportion, destroying the lives of many. When you are hungry you can not think about anything else other than finding food. This are to be self-serving at the expense of others, and to become progressively so as limits to this avarice are removed. الأمر الآخر الذي شد انتباهي، وأربكني بنفس القدر الذي أربكتني فيه الحوارات، عدم تسمية أي من شخصيات الرواية، والإكتفاء بالإشارة إليهم هكذا: الأعمى الأول، زوجة الطبيب، الرجل ذو العصابة السوداء! What exactly it is we should see, what Saramago -- with all his years as a man and a writer and having lived through dictatorship and revolution -- fears we cannot see, is present in the writing, present abundantly, but it is not to be paraphrased.
The narrative voice comes across as very honest. In-between Saramago manages to create comedy out of devastating tragedy. I simply gasped aloud on the subway I was riding when that happened. The victims are forced into quarantine, where they are steadily dehumanized. About José Saramago José Saramago was a Portuguese writer who was born in 1922.
Blindness has become a real threat, a terrifying possibility lurking underneath everyday worries. They are reunited by pure chance in the quarantine. A number of researchers have conducted experiments into the key areas where change blindness has been found to cause consequential outcomes. This section contains 920 words approx. The people who were waiting began to cross the road, stepping on the white stripes painted on the black surface of the asphalt, there is nothing less like a zebra, however, that is what it is called. Film adaptation: there is a good film by Fernando Meirelles also called starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Gael García Bernal, released in 2008. Blindness, however, is distinguishable from other novels in one crucial aspect.