Ensayo sobre la ceguera has ratings and reviews. Brad said: Not at all disturbing, not at all compelling and not at all interesting, Jose. Saramago, un escritor que se ha convertido en la conciencia lúcida de una época cegada por los mecanismos del poder, lanza una llamada. Ensayo sobre la ceguera es la ficción de un autor que nos alerta sobre «la responsabilidad de tener ojos cuando otros los perdieron». «Dentro de nosotros hay.

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There is no character development, no insights in the human nature, no hearts and minds in wording, cefuera examining of values in I cannot begin to say how much I saeamago his book. And then, the man with the gun, the leader, leaves the gun where she can reach it.

I find the way that the blind are represented in this book to be horrible, and believe that if any other class or group of people such as blacks, asians, enaayo, jews, autistics, deafs, etc had been represented the same way blind people were represented, the book would never has been so highly reviewed by so many.

All things you would need to see to know. No new paragraphs to differentiate who’s saying what. Blindness – Buddy Read Discussion 30 10 Dec 06, Saramago, of course, intended the book as allegory, as metaphor. I couldn’t suspend my disbelief with how the society very quickly disintegrated into utter end-of-the-world chaos.

So perhaps we should spend, oh, I don’t know, six, seven paragraphs l dust?

Ensayo sobre la ceguera by José Saramago (1 star ratings)

At the end the disease disappears as quickly as it appeared, and everyone regains their sight. See all 15 questions about Ensayo sobre la ceguera…. My contention is the seeing-woman, who is clearly supposed to be portrayed as the hero, is responsible for many of the injustices and just downright abominable acts that happen.

There are two joss of people in the reading world: Maybe Saramago’s other works are better. Even one star is too many. Of course, I don’t expect the experience of the magically blinded inhabitants of his allegory to match those of people who are blind in the real world.


I only got a third of the way through the book before I gave up out of disgust.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness

The story, in an extreme nutshell, is that nearly everyone’s gone blind and society falls apart as a result. Why else would he create such fundamentally weak, fully unrealistic characters? With the except of the Doctor’s Wife, who’s jise main character, none seems much more than a shadow of a person, an animated archetype.

Sibre from Ensayo sobre la c Written by a totally blind author, this book is written as a sequel to Blindness, and shows I find the way that the blind are represented in this book to be horrible, and believe that if any other class or group of people such as blacks, asians, muslims, jews, autistics, deafs, etc had been represented the same way blind people were represented, the book would never has been so highly reviewed by so many.

Blindness – Buddy Read Discussion. Las cloacas del poder se ponen en marcha: And on and on and on. Amazing, give the book a prize! It will be as if we were to separate from each other in space, forever. That to be blind was to be dead, and vice versa. I knew he was known for, as Wikipedia currently puts it, “many long, breathless sentences ensato which commas take the place of periods.

I’m not trying to sound like a snot, but I did not need a page incredibly literal metaphor to tell me this. Saramago does explicitly call out these differences, noting that people who are blind from actual medical conditions are better off than the inhabitants of his dystopia. There’s hardly any of that here, which made this story and characters maddeningly difficult to read about.

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But if that’s Saramago’s point, it’s a lesson he would have done cdguera to have taken to heart himself; when the National Federation of the Blind protested the movie based on BlindnessSaramago dismissed their concerns as a “display of meanness based on nothing at all. She has the element of surprise way, way on her side.

A large part of this, I think, had to do with his portrayal of women. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. Like many male writers, Saramago believes that the death or pain of a male rapist ought to satisfy or even empower a female victim.

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Raw, gross, compelling, and disturbing. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in The only thing I did like is the idea behind the book, and the clever message Jose Saramigo wanted to deliver, but for me, the execution was really off. What gets me is not the rape or that the author thinks it would occur in this situation. The reason the movie was so great is that it left out all of the commentary on the depths of human depravity that Mr.

So it was actually the poor writing and depiction that got to me. And the much-discussed gang rape scene. Orgies are voluntary and to saramaog enjoyed by all participants; there is nothing voluntary about being gang raped so you don’t starve to death. Early in the book, there’s a string of saraamgo metaphors that I have a hard time imagining passing unremarked were they used to describe any other minority group–and yet the only reviews I can cegyera calling them out are written by people who are blind: She has multiple opportunities to kill the antagonists in this book, and gives us thin, flimsy excuses as to why she can’t.

I think this is dumb, and honestly this kind of the least of my complaints about this book, but it makes an already drawn out sobr extra drawn out, because saying “the doctor’s wife” is three times as long as saying “Damfool” and saying “the woman with the dark glasses” is six times as long as saying “Jezebel,” and as previously discussed, the heavy handed emsayo would have already lent itself cegguera to just naming the characters something that matched up to their descriptors.

I cannot begin to say how much I hate his book. But does she prevent them from happening? Kundera does the same, only he is better at his annoying interruptions.