This article is about the novel. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. The original Czech text was published the following year. Tomáš’s estranged unbearable lightness pdf free from an earlier marriage.
A Czech surgeon and intellectual. He considers sex and love to be distinct entities: he has sex with many women but loves only his wife, Tereza. He sees no contradiction between these two positions. He explains womanizing as an imperative to explore female idiosyncrasies only expressed during sex. At first he views his wife as a burden whom he is obliged to take care of. Tereza, homesick, returns to Prague with the dog. He quickly realizes he wants to be with her and follows her home.
Eventually fed up with life in Prague under the Communist regime, Tomáš and Tereza move to the countryside. He abandons his twin obsessions of work and womanizing and discovers true happiness with Tereza. Catholic son, is “He Wanted the Kingdom of God on Earth”. A gentle, intellectual photographer, she delves into dangerous and dissident photojournalism during the Soviet occupation of Prague. Tereza does not condemn Tomáš for his infidelities, instead characterizing herself as a weaker person.