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Law and Morality Franz Kafka : Lecture 2 3 questions on test: 8 marks for krafka 2: for introduction lecture 4: kant - K’s interactions happen out of nowhere -people always stumble into reality without any transition of flow K meeting the lawyer: -there are speeches where the lawyer says a lot about the law which is nothing: emptiness - K finds it hard to concentrate on his case because he’s so obsessed with nothing -the lawyer is supposed to submit a petition to defend the rights of his client but the petition which is supposedly almost finished, we learn that petitions are not read by the court, they are just filed, sometimes they are lost or misplaced -it is difficult to write a petition when you don’t know what the arrest or the charge is for -lawyer talks about how he is so aware of the law; this is an empty statement because he has no interaction with the law - Krafka say’s the charge is not being public, there is an ab solute disconnect -it is unknown what to address the petition to everyone, the law is beyond everyone -there are no court recognized lawyers -even the lawyers are not recognized by the courts -the defence is not really heard to they are just tolerated, no engagement -the proceedings are kept secret, not only from the public but also from the accused -how is a trial possible that is secret from the accused? -defence lawyers are not allowed to be present at the interrogation -the lawyer repeats over and over that he just has a lot of contacts -some people can be really attracted to the contacts -these people are selling hope -there is no real security in contacts, networking: unstable -the lawyer is just giving K promises but it sparks the imagination that he does have laveris because of the connections he has -Kafka emphasizes that these connections are not secure, he says these contacts are fickle -K reflects on how the lawyer does all the talking, when k speaks lawyer does not pay attention -when lawyer speaks, K doesn't get the opportunity to ask questions -they are not working together to solve the problem -the lawyer speaks about his contrast and influence and motivating participating in the trial. What does this mean?

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