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The passage occurs in Chapter six And how can a society of blind people organize itself in order to survive By organizing itself to organize oneself is in a way to begin to have eyes Pp 296 From here Saramagos emphasis is on the organization of this group of people The focus is on working as organized group By organizing oneself that will work together and help each other This will lead them to see and to help them to live as a society for their survival The main discussion here is how they are going to organize themselves First they need to have a leader The doctors wife is their leader because she is the only person who can see Therefore she tells the group of the blind that I organize things as best I can I am simply the eyes that the rest of you no longer possess A kind of natural leader a king with eyes in the land of the blind said the old man with the black eyepatch If this is so then allow yourselves to be guided by my eyes so long as they last therefore what I propose is that instead of dispersing her in her house you in yours let us continue to live together Pp 256 From the above passage the doctors wife is trying to encourage her group to count on her and to stay together Also what Saramago wants to express is that staying together is the beginning of having their eyes back Contrary if they are separated they would not have this chance to help each other to encourage one another and to share their feelings with each other Staying together makes them feel stronger gives them increased energy and more meaning to their lives They can love and be loved help and be helped They can cry together laugh together and talk together On the other hand the neighbor on the
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