The Trial Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the existentialist, absurdist, surrealist, and experimental modernist movements of literature. How do critics and scholars define the style of Kafka’s works? What different genres comprise Kafka’s body of works? What elements of these literary styles can be seen in The Trial?

Essay Topic 2

Define “narrative point of view” in literature and identify the narrative style in The Trial. Is the narrative of the story related from a first, second or third person narrator? Is the story told in present or past tense? What effects do these choices have on the reader?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the character of Josef K. as the protagonist of The Trial. What was K.’s life like prior to the arrival of the guards that appear in “The Arrest”? What is K.’s position within his society? What do you find to be K.’s...

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