Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does the Castle react to inquiries about K. when he first arrives?
The Castle reacts ambiguously to inquiries about K. when he first arrives. At first, the Castle denies that they are expecting any land surveyor, but later they call to confirm that a surveyor is expected. They also refuse to allow K. to come to the Castle, conducting communication only through messenger.
2. How does K. feel in the village?
K. feels out of place in the village. The people seem suspicious of him. He asks the teacher he meets if he can visit sometime since K. feels so out of place.
3. Who are the people in the house K. stops at on his way toward the Castle?
The house K. stops at, on his way toward the Castle, is full of an assortment of people. There are men bathing, several children, and an ill-looking woman who is breastfeeding a child.
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