One becomes pertinent to question the identity, therefore if it lives in the world, where the dynamics of the communication potencializa what it is not essential to the being? to each day the information are transformed, and this makes with that certain directions with regard to the world are lost, the globalization, the communication. They are circulated there for, if knowing right what we are, nor so that it serves, nor that sensible it has existncia.' ' … flock of blind people who become vacant deriva' ' (SARAMAGO, 1995, P. 255). All the changes would be affecting, equally, the individual identities, this have taken the desestruturao of the perception that all we have in them of in the same ones, as if we fossemos unos citizens in the characteristics that our personality composes. In this direction, if it sees in the workmanship a double desestrurao of the identities? either in the individual, ahead of its place in the social and cultural world, or individuals properly said. Saramago to if inquietar with these sensations are used of literature to denounce the loss of the essence human being in the contemporaneidade. In this direction, the skepticism of the author directs its reflections to the myth of the cave of Plato, therefore the people do not obtain to enxergar the reality being left to take advantage the empire of the images imposed for the technologies.
Under this optics, if she observes that the author, she sees the people manipulated, mentally ill, guided for the beginning of ' ' ter' ' instead of ' ' ser' ' in this way if moving away from its essence. ' ' It is of this mass that we are facts, half of indifference and half of ruindade' ' (SARAMAGO 1995, p.40). In epigraph of the book Assay On the Blindness, the author Jose Saramago signals this question; ' ' If pods to look at, see.