"he had been having one erotic dream after the other"

This is the first time the narrator has related any of Tomas’s dreams; they have all been Tereza’s up to this point. Tomas has an absurdly weird dream about being aroused by an enormous naked woman, which is mostly used as part of the narrator’s discussion of mind versus body, love and sex, and the impending discussion of God’s excrement, kitsch, and activities that humans find shameful but that must, by definition, be holy.

And it ends with a hopeful turn: Tomas wakes up and thinks for a while, then drifts back to sleep “certain he had discovered the solution to all riddles … [such as how] Tomas can love Tereza without being disturbed by the aggressive stupidity of sex.”