An Analysis of Irony in The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Yuanhua CHEN, Qian WANG


The Unbearable Lightness of Being is widely known as a typical example of modern ironical novels of Milan Kundera. Through the analysis of the use of irony in the aspects of life value, love value and political implications in this novel, this paper concludes that people should balance “light” and “heavy” in daily life, so as to achieve a new and unique perspective of life, love and politics.


Irony; Life value; Love value; Political implication

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