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Philosophy in Literature-Feb. 27,Mar.1&6 Jose Saramago's Blindness

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 1C03
Professor
Brigitte Sassen
Semester
Winter

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Febrary 27 BlindnessJose SaramagoStylistic o Lack of punctuation o Increases seeming immediacy o Social stream of consciousness o Creates the atmosphere representing the chaos caused by the blindnesso Unnamed charactersImpersonal representative o Unnamed cityregionUnspecific representativeUniversal story told through individuals treated as universals March 1 BlindnessUniversal story told through individuals presentedas universalsNo names no locationIdentified o Point at which they went blind o Occupationuniversal in itselfMoralityInspiration of morality through exhibition of trustWillingness to take a riskblind man and car thiefCan a higher authority impose morality March 6 BlindnessGovernment o Mental hospitalQuarantineBuilding is falling apart sanitation is non
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