In the cafe, meeting Tereza for the first time.
In the window, contemplating his fate.
When the Russian tanks occupied Prague.
With his mistress, Sabina in her studio.
The bowler hat
Karenin, the dog
Her ability to prophesize her fate in the war.
Her child-like need to be nurtured by Tomas.
Her old-fashioned and provencial morals.
Her journey across the Thames river to reach Tomas.
The fact that we must accept our fate in life
The role of Beethoven in our lives as a motif
The music that Tomas falls in love with in Austria
The dichotomy of lightness and weight in life
He implores for the people to surrender to the Prussians.
He asks to be imprisoned Siberia instead of being hanged.
He orders more tanks and soldiers to defeat the Russians.
He stammers through his speech like a defeated coward.
Her inability to reconcile her body and soul's needs.
Her insecurity about Tomas' reverence of her in their relationship.
Her gross fear of dying in a Soviet concentration camp.
Her depression in leaving Prague for Switzerland.
It represents her fear of death.
It shows how she fears him leaving.
It symbolizes their love and unity.
It demonstrates her child-like naivity.
He did not want to pay for the child's schooling.
He could not follow the mother to Prague.
He tired of fighting the mother for him.
He could not betray Tereza by choosing him.