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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera uses the themes of Sexuality

In the book The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera uses the themes of Sexuality Lightness and Weight to describe and interpret two different lifestyles with their advantages and disadvantages These two juxtaposing lifestyles known as Lightness or Weight vary dramatically with readers often conflicted over which is the better philosophy Depending on the reader he or she could personally identify with one of these lifestyles thus positively advocating it while dismissing the other and vice versa For example while one individual could relate to Sabina s sexual ventures and find her manners acceptable a more conservative individual could look down upon such acts and find them vile To understand its effects and how the text could be interpreted by two different readers the passages below will analyze characters and explain their beliefs with assumptions to how might readers react to them Two main philosophies of lifestyle are present in the novel Lightness and Weight Tomas and Sabina are both characters that follow the ideology of lightness although with varying degrees One distinct opinion about Tomas is that he considers sex and love two separate and unrelated entities thus often cheating on Tereza for his mistresses although he loves her This rather open minded belief and supporter for sexual freedom could identify with those readers who share similar feelings While society as a whole looks down upon individuals or couples that have open relationships some advocate for it These individuals could find solace in 

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