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Essay | The Role Guilt Plays in Franz Kafka's The Trial

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The Role Guilt Plays in Franz Kafka's The Trial

Summary: An analysis of the role guilt plays in developing the themes of Franz Kafka's The Trial. Explores the idea of guilt, where it comes from and how its themes permeate Kafka's entire novel.
What is guilt? Is Josef K. guilty? What is he guilty of? All of these questions come to mind when you read The Trial by Franz Kafka, but they are not easily answered. The question of guilt is a theme that runs through the entire novel, and it serves to enlighten the reader as to what, I believe, Kafka is trying to say. So what is Kafka trying to say? If one looks at the opening sentence, in the light of the rest of the novel, I believe that it helps to clue us into Kafka's message. The fact that K. believes he has not done "anything truly wrong" (3) harkens back to the question of guilt. So because K. feels he is not fully guilty of anything, why is he hounded by the law? This is where the main theme of...

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