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126RE: [kafka-list] The trial ???

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  • Priya Subramaniam
    Mar 7, 2004
      I thought that The Trial was an exploration (an imaginative journey, if you
      like) of a society in which conformity is compulsory and in which a person
      can be arrested and "tried" (K didn't get a fair trial either!) without ever
      really knowing what it is that he has done wrong. What is really chilling is
      that K is not on the surface a "rebel" or a "deviant"- in fact, he is unable
      to think what it is that he could have done wrong! Conformity does not have
      to follow set criteria either- how many of us have had the experience of not
      wanting to associate with someone (or someone not wanting to associate with
      you) but not being able to pinpoint an exact reason other than that they are
      not "in" or that they are "weird", etc.
      I have to sign off, but I hope that the above is helpful.

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      From: "jenna_dw" <jenna_dw@...>
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      Subject: [kafka-list] The trial ???
      Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 17:20:10 -0000

      Hi Everyone,

      I have been studying Kafka's The trial as part of an English Lit
      module and I have been coping with it quite well as I was very
      unsure of it in the beginning, as I had read so many conflicting
      interruptations and ideas.

      What I am wondering is if anyone who has read the book a couple of
      times( which i intend to do again in the future) or done an indepth
      study of Kafka's work could tell me if they feel that Kafka took the
      reader on an imaginative journey throughout Josef K entire story.
      Part of my study is to explore other readers feelings on the journey

      Any input would be greatly appreciated.

      I must say that Kafka's work in this book has had me thinking and
      exploring many different ideals and concepts.

      I have really enjoyed it and so glad to be introduced to Kafka's



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