The Judgment | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Elizabeth W. Trahan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of The Judgment.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth W. Trahan

SOURCE: “Georg Bendemann's Path to Judgment,” in Approaches to Teaching Kafka's Short Fiction, edited by Richard T. Gray, The Modern Language Association of America, 1995, pp. 94–104.

In the following essay, Trahan offers a stylistic and thematic analysis of “The Judgment.”

“The Judgment” and “The Metamorphosis” are the two short works teachers most frequently select to introduce students to Kafka's world. The stories complement each other. “The Metamorphosis” immediately confronts the reader with the intrusion of a fantastic element on everyday reality, then shows how the various characters come to terms with the consequences and return to normalcy. “The Judgment,” after a conventional beginning, accelerates toward a grotesque and highly irrational climax. Because...

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