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Overview

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Author

Franz Kafka

Year Published

1925

Type

Novel

Genre

Allegory

Perspective and Narrator

The events of The Trial are related through third-person limited narration, focusing on the perspective of Josef K. without distinguishing between Josef K.'s impressions and reality.

Tense

The Trial is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title, The Trial, refers to the legal case brought against the protagonist. However, no actual courtroom trial takes place in the novel, and guilt or innocence remains undetermined. The meaning of the original German title encompasses the events that surround a trial, such as inquiries, investigations, and so forth, which the novel does address.

Summary

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