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Unformatted text preview: Patricia Abrudan 1 Extra Credit: The Unbearable Lightness of Being The movie the Unbearable Lightness of Being is able to captivate some of the essence of the heaviness and lightness that is present throughout the novel. Some of the aspects of eternal re- occurrence are also made visible. Philip Kaufman is able to create a sensual production that still entails the philosophical themes that hold the story together with characters that still have similar light and heavy personalities as of those created in the book. The entire movie keeps the motifs and symbols together that are necessary for the philosophical understanding of the novel. In the beginning of the movie, different instances occur that tie together the idea of eternal re-occurrence that were also present in the novel. For example, the repeating motif of chance is very obvious. This occurs when Tereza's shift ends at six in the book and also in the movie. It also occurs, when Tereza meets Tomas and she discovers that his room number is also six, which is...
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