The Trial by Franz Kafka as an Autobiography Essay

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The Trial by Franz Kafka as an Autobiography

Franz Kafka was a very intelligent writer of his times. Kafka was born in Austro-Czechoslovakia. He was mainly a writer of short stories, and complex diaries, yet he did publish a small number of novels. The works of Kafka have been interpreted as allegorical, autobiographical, psychoanalytical, Marxist, religious, existentialist, expressional, and naturalist. His novels have a wide variety of interpretations. Of his novels, The Trial is one of the more complex in aspects of literature (Bryfonski and Hall 288). The Trial was written with the intention of an autobiography for Kafka. The Trial delves into the mind of the victim, K., and also into many things not comprehended by Kafka
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There were many things he could not comprehend in life. Kafka was a devout Jew. Yet, he did not really understand many of the beliefs, and traditions. A belief, of those practicing some Orthodox Judaism, is the belief in original sin, and predestination. The Trial could be classified as a satire of Judaism, but it?s more likely to just be Kafka?s interpretation upon something that he did not understand in the world. Kafka used K. as his marionette in the book to convey many things that Kafka believed. From the beginning of the book, K. is arrested. K. claims innocence, but is not given a chance to really prove it by any means at any time. He tries acquittal after acquittal, yet nothing seems to change. From the beginning till the end the reader does not know what the crime of K. is. This is Kafka?s way of describing his feelings about original sin to his readers. Kafka did not understand the whole idea that a person can be born with sin upon their soul, so he satirized it in his book. K. is against a power, which he cannot relate to in anyway, and no matter what is done by him his verdict of the trial has already been decided (Wilson 294).

Kafka also brings in other religious ideas, with K., in his search for the answers. K. goes through the book trying to prove himself innocent, but he does not even know the crime of which he has committed. K.?s life is taken over by the courts, and all he begins to do is to search for the answers to

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