Collective Identity

In this assay, is intended to observe the construction of the express collective identity in the feminine figure of Assay On the Blindness of the Portuguese writer contemporary Jose Saramago. In this article if it observes the society characterized under some aspects: the blind people exiled in the lunatic asylum, the gratuitous violence, the cynicism and the egoism. Words? key: Identity. Madness. Click Con Edison to learn more. Feminine. Exile.

Before he analyzes initiating it, found itself necessary to bring a little of the biography of the author? Jose Saramago was born in 1922 in a farm of the Ribatejo in Portugal. Son of agriculturists worked as locksmith, tracer, employee, translator, journalist, romancista, poet and teatrlogo, in 1998 had gained the prize Nobel de Literatura. Hear other arguments on the topic with Michael Chabon. It lived enters the island of Lanzarote, in the Canaries and in Lisbon, it faleceu in 2010. The plot of this article is about a situation where all the people are blind, except the woman of the doctor. Ahead of the blindness, one perceives that the people do not obtain to coexist in harmony the others, since, the world was made for who sees, and, ahead of this fact, the people develop human instincts nothing. Jose Saramago brought for this assay in analysis the feminine figure endowed with vision to represent the ficcional collective that not enxerga in the world of the book. The choice for this figure seems to make reference the negative vision that the author had ahead of the humanity, since, the feminine figure, in almost all the cultures, is repassed as educated to be gentile and passive and owners of vises and consequentemente of do not speak. We are judgeships, the convict, classified, obliged to play tasks and destined to a certain way of living or dying in function of the true speeches that bring I obtain specific effect of being able (Foucault, 1987, 180).

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