Essay About Blindness Jose Saramago The word "test" in a little deceiving, but by the author, it is expected as soon as the title test About Blindness represents not only a writing on the blindness itself, what is soon shown in the first two paragraphs we put forth a narrative engaging and provocative, worthy of Jose Saramago. Everything begins with the sudden blindness of a man to be stopped at red signal. The light turns green, the car stopped and continues noise behind it announces the pandemonium be to come. The man scared, inside the car, starts shouting that is blind and no one understands what is happening. As well, blind?. His blindness is white, a "sea of milk" is how he describes. Congestion, scolds, curiosity and punishment were just some of the reactions to the inexplicable blindness of that individual. At this point, Saramago shows us what we are seen at to long to read and confirms the end of the book: the reactions of the human being needs, the inability, to impotence, the contempt and neglect. The blind at the lights is helped by another man that will take at home and robbing him the car. But the thief does not have time to enjoy the new acquisition, because it also affects blindness. The doctor that serves the blind, also blind, and blind all their patients in the living room when the first blind enough.
And a successive chain of blindness get goes. A different blindness, a "obscurity white." The government did not take to understand that this is an epidemic and take measures, however, being formed by human beings, as soon extinguished. The world of the blind is created and also the struggle for survival. Some blind, initially isolated by the disease, can organize itself, and thus the power, obedience, the greed, the affection, desire, shame and other characteristics of human beings will be highlighting. The feeling, action and attitude of each individual to become their identities, because the characters have no names. This world does not distinguish the animals, because the rational ones started to guide more by instinct. The world tends to extinction. Fortunately, just as suddenly as it came from, the blindness go aut, leaving contemplation. (Summary of Etna Pereira)