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1. Identify the features of law mentioned in the chapter entitled “Lawyer, Manufacturer, Painter”. Focus on pages on pages 111-120 (the first nine or so pages of the chapter) and K’s meeting with Titorelli (pages 150-161) The features of law mentioned include the attorney asking his clients questions. K stresses that the attorney must know the client’s thoughts and position in order to operate effectively. K also suggests that first impressions are very important when made by the defence, and often determine the way the rest of the proceedings are carried on. With that being said, the questioning and observing of K is allegedly more important than first documents, and first impressions are made in court, not through written documents. The text also describes how defence isn’t exactly allowed by the law, it is merely tolerated, and as a result there is no weight attached to the position of counsel. Lawyers are less necessary in this court, than any other court as proceedings are kept secret from both the public as well as the accused. The real value of taking counsel, lies in the lawyer’s connections and ability to influence proceedings outside the courtroom. This is done by influencing, and sometimes bribing the court’s staff members in order to access information and documents. Although these officials can be bought/influenced, one should never trust them too much due to the power they have within the court (information given can be used against the defence). Officials are always willing to take revenge, so one should never attract too much attention to themselves. The features of law given in this chapter tend to be very erratic & based on emotion and chance rather than code & certainty. In K’s exchange with the painter (Titorelli), he learns that “justice needs to remain still, otherwise the scales will move about and it won’t be possible to make a just verdict” (Kafka,

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