The Castle - Chapter V: At the Chairman's and Chapter VI: Second Conversation with the Landlady Summary & Analysis

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Chapter V: At the Chairman's and Chapter VI: Second Conversation with the Landlady Summary

K. visits the village chairman, his superior according to the letter from Klamm. He is surprised that he is not more nervous about it. He expects to be able to obtain his wishes from the Castle, through the chairman, rather easily. He enters the chairman's house and finds him, bedridden with gout. His wife, Mizzi, busies herself around the room while the two discuss and says nothing until directly addressed. The chairman explains that there has been a bureaucratic error and that the the kingdom does not, in fact, need a land surveyor. He says that the bureaucracy makes so few mistakes that they tend not to check for them and that K.'s case—which he insists is incredibly minor in...

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