The Rule Of Law In Kafka's The Trial

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In Kafka’s The Trial, Joseph K goes through much persecution executed by the law, symbolized by a court. He does not receive evidence and reasons for his arrest from Authorities. The case happens during Austro-Hungarian Empire during the World War I. Perpetrators of the case are corrupt police officers who are open to receive bribes in order to conduct sham legal procedures that make no sense. Along with the central theme of miscarriage of justice, the novel is a story that denotes the anxiety and alienation of humanity from God as revealed by the existentialists such as Camus, Sartre and Kierkegaard. Trial by Twitter, on the other hand, is a story by Ariel Levy that investigates the Steubenville, Ohio, the rape case. The case
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Sarah Burns, Ariel Levy and Kafka stories illustrate how courts can be constrained to follow the rule of law in making judgments by public opinion. The three stories provide instances where external pressure exerted a stronger influence on the court ruling. In the case of Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray and Kevin Richardson, Sarah Burn asserts that." Media coverage employed blatantly racist language and imagery.” And animal references "were used hundreds of times and came to be emblems of the case.”Therefore, apart from detectives and the police lying, the court failed to adhere to fidelity of law and evidence presented before it. The conviction became a product of external pressure outside the precinct of the court leading to a miscarriage of justice (Burns…show more content…
Twitter rumors about what happened the night the two men allegedly committed rape made it difficult to determine the truth and lies. The evidence at the court was limited to tweets, photographs and cell phone videos that could not be authenticated. The internet became the venue for shaming the two young men. Activists gathered online to condemn the accused without giving them a chance to be heard. They also mobilized people to demonstrate outside the court and promoted the campaign on twitter referred to as #OccupySteubenville. They also congregated at the steps Jefferson County Courthouse, many of them holding placards labelled“Rape Is Not a Sport!” and shouting, “Charge them all!”Coupled with Goddard’s Web site campaign, Social media “changed the game,” in the case and there was no way the two young men were to get a fair trial. Apart from relying on false evidence generated by investigation officers, the court succumbed to outside pressure. Law was not applied to the letter. The end product meant justice could not prevail (Levy

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