I really like the idea of Kafka defnding his father
agianst the world or maybe trying to understand him.
Espcially as the father in the Judgement is so crazzy.
And I know from past experience in literture it does
not always have to be literal relationship between
father and son. So the Uncle and nephew relationship
could work as well.
--- Putrescent Stench of Death
> "The Stoker," which is actually now placed as the
> first chapter of the novel _Amerika_ (although
> sometimes appearing by itself), does not directly
> involve a father-son relationship (nor does the rest
> of _Amerika_), yet Kafka wanted to include it in
> Sons_. I've never quite understood this. Karl
> Rossmann, the main protagonist of the story, is
> out of his house (coincidentally located in
> Prague..hmm) by his parents for having had relations
> with a servant and getting her pregnant. Not much
> is said of his parents, other than that he values
> picture of them he carries around very much.
> The story does, though only slightly, deal with the
> relationship between a boy and his uncle (which is
> expanded upon by the rest of the novel); the same
> also has somewhat of an attachment to the eponymous
> character, and seeks to defend him. Could it be that
> Kafka wanted to defend his father against his own
> accusations that he leveled against the old man? Or
> could it be that I've got it wrong -- that the boy
> the father, and the stoker Kafka, his father
> him, instead of accusing him?
> --- Cady godess <cady_godess@...> wrote:
> > I would think the ovious reason would be that they
> > all
> > relate to fathers and sons but I have only read
> > metamorphis and Judgement but family relations are
> > important in both stories and also the fact that
> > they
> > are sons and the pressure that it puts on them
> > relates
> > to the story but I dont know what the secret
> > could be.
> For the most part the phenomenology of the world is
> a nightmarish excrescence.
> All these buildings. What did Talbert want to
> do--sodomize the Festival Hall?
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