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The Castle Themes

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Themes

K.'s Single Ambition

Throughout most of the book, K.'s single ambition is to meet with Klamm. What K. desires from this meeting is not entirely clear, though he does mention two things that he plans to do. First, he seems to want to smooth over any problems that his relationship with Frieda—Klamm's former mistress—must have caused or might cause in the future. K., however, is constantly told that there is no need to do this because Klamm, an exalted Castle official, could not possibly care what a stranger like K. does. Frieda later repeats her mother's accusation that K. hopes to use Frieda as a kind of bargaining chip with Klamm; K., for example, might give her back to Klamm in exchange for money or a job. K. neither confirms or denies this accusation, which might indicate that such was indeed his intention...

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