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Blindness
By Jose Saramago

Discussed November/December 2014

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Questions

  1. Did you like the book? Why or why not?
  2. Did you think the author’s depiction of people’s reaction to the epidemic was realistic?
  3. What do you think was achieved by portraying the infected as animals?
  4. What was the point the blindfolded statues?
  5. Did the woman go blind at the end?
  6. What did you think of the “dog of tears”?
  7. Did people actually go blind or did was it something else?
  8. What did you think of the way the “blindness” in the book was portrayed, as it was “too much light” instead of “total darkness”?
  9. What would we have done if we were in the same situation?
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