The Castle Setting & Symbolism

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The Castle

The Castle is the center of government for the town, but is inaccessible to most people, including K. K. notes that the structure is actually unimpressive and shows quite a bit of wear.

The Village

Surrounding the Castle is a village where the common people live. It seems as if the village is almost unlimited in size and K. travels around only a very small section.

The Bridge Inn

The Bridge Inn is where K. first arrives. It is operated by the landlady, Frieda's mother.

Lasseman's House

When K. is attempting to climb up to the Castle, he is so wearied by the snow that he stops in at the house of Lasseman, a master tanner. The inhabitants know him by reputation but are eager to get rid of him.

K.'s Room at the Bridge Inn

K. is given a dingy room in the attic...

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