Alienation And Alienation In Franz Kafka's The Trial

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In the first half of the 20th century, writers began to realize how chaotic and senseless life is. Franz Kafka introduced the world the absurdity of everyday life in the context of his own experience of alienation. Born to a middle-class Jewish family, as a German-speaker among Czechs and disbeliever among Jews, Franz couldn't fit anywhere in the society. In his novel, The Trial, the main character Josef K. is woken up by two warders who come to inform him about his arrest. Knowing nothing about his crime, K., has to deal with the incomprehensible court, which completely changes his life but also doesn't it change at all. Kafka was one of the main protagonist of the absurd fiction and most of his works do not make any sense to normal people,…show more content…
waits in the cathedral for an Italian client, a priest calls his name out, even though K. has never seen him. K. comes to know that the priest works for the court. They walk together through the cathedral and the priest narrates a parable Before the law. The story portrays a countryman who leaves everything behind and travels to the gate of the Law. When he arrives, a doorkeeper guards the gate. The doorkeeper forbids the countryman to enter at the present time. On the question if the countryman would ever be able to enter, the doorkeeper answers that it is possible. Thus, years pass and the countryman is about to die in front of the gate and asks the doorkeeper why no one else came in all these years and the doorkeeper replies: "No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it." After the priest finishes the story, he asks K. about his opinion. K. without a hesitation screams that the countryman was deceived by the doorkeeper. However, the priest does not agree and reveals that the story belongs to the Holy Scriptures of the Court. The story does not discuss anything about deceit, therefore, talk about it contradicts the official paper. After that, the priest represents other opinions that can portray the doorkeeper as a
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