127RE: [kafka-list] The trial ???
- Mar 8, 2004When we studied Kafka's trial in my calss we dicsussed
the trial as being symbolical of the inevetable death
we all face. We are all on trial all the time. We just
dont know it. Its a great book you should look into
some of his other work.
Does that help?
--- Priya Subramaniam <liminalspace@...>
> 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
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> 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
> 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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