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Analytical paper 2 - Thieny Nguyen Professor Jacoby English 205 29 September 2009 Revised Analytical Response Paper#2 Revised Framing The Trial The

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Thieny Nguyen Professor Jacoby English 205 29 September 2009 Revised Analytical Response Paper #2 Revised Framing “The Trial” The Trial follows a man, K. who tries to comprehend and extricate himself from an outrageous course of events, which emerge suddenly in his life. K. is persecuted by this unimaginable court, which seems to have high authorities in society. K.'s life seems to go nowhere while the readers struggle to understand what is going on. Kafka uses this piece to criticize bureaucracy, even in a democratic society. Kafka believes that bureaucracy is endangering the freedom of every individual in our society and that it is extremely harmful to society in the long term. When one analyzes The Trial, it is important to understand that the end of the novel, the death scene, was the first part written by Kafka. It gives K.'s trial and ultimate conviction a sense of certainty, greatly adding to the suspicion of the text. K. is never told the reason he is on trial, and he still keeps fighting for his innocence throughout the story. But what becomes clear to us is that Josef K. is on trial just for his innocence; being human is being guilty. By admitting his basic guilt as a human being, K. might have freed himself from the proceedings. Kafka's style
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