The Joke - Study Guide Part Six: Kostka Summary & Analysis

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Kostka comes out and calls Jahn his adversary. He met Jahn in 1947 during Party meetings. For Kostka, he was in trouble due to his devout Christian beliefs although true Party is godless and doesn't like a strong attention to religious movements. When he was asked to give up his Christian devotion during certain times of political power, his wife was thinking about their future and the future of their five-year-old child, but Kostka stayed by his thoughts instead. He believes that his place is where Jesus is and since Jesus is everywhere among men, he is welcome anywhere.

In order to escape more of the political persecutions, Kostka volunteers to go to a state farm, which is applauded by the Party. He feels reborn here and truly happy, earning his bread in a legitimate way. After he is there for a while, he...

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