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Steven McCommon CRW 1101: Fiction Writing Section 1650 Monday, periods E1-E3 In his observance of human nature, Franz Kafka comments that the “first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.” This existential epiphany marks the theme of one his most notable stories titled “The Judgment.” Steven Millhauser follows suit in his story “The Next Thing,” depicting the monotonous life of a man, who progressively becomes more aware of a suspicious company residing in his suburban community. In the end these fictional protagonists gain a deeper understanding of themselves as well as the seemingly indifferent world around them. “The Judgment,” shapes a world in which the central character Georg is in constant conflict with his decrepit yet resolute father. Kafka begins with ambiguity contrasting the “Sunday morning at the most beautiful time in spring,” against the solitary room “on the first floor of one of the low, poorly constructed houses,” where Georg resides. As the story develops
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course QW crw1123 taught by Professor Bobsanchez during the Spring '10 term at University of Kelaniya.

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