The Justice Process in “The Trial”


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The Justice Process in “The Trial”
Written between the years 1914-1915 and published in 1925, The Trial takes place in Germany. A wealthy banker, Joseph K., is arrested on the day of his thirtieth birthday, without apparent reason, at his own home.
Although he has done nothing “wrong” and all seems to be only a false allegation, K is consumed by guilt and condemned to a crime that he does not understand. His hidden desperation grows day after day as he faces an all-mighty court and a law that becomes more and more invisible as he continues the process. It ends when, one year later during
thirty first birthday, two men visit him again, and take him to the quarry outside of town to kill him “in the name of the law.”
As its name itself...
The end:
.....e has met, the court, the judge, the trial itself. He feels guilty and desperate. The accused are finally declared guilty or innocent and the sentence is decided.
sentence was “Death” and the way the sentence is carried violates once more all
human rights:
"Like a dog!" he said, it was as if the shame of it should outlive him. (Kafka, F., p. 141)
In a Totalitarian regimen, the rules are not written. The novel makes us question
ourselves, should a man play by the rules of a corrupted system or should he try to
outsmart it? K had leads to stop his trial or, at least, gain some sort of pardon. He didn’t,
and that is in reality what decided his destiny.
Kafka, F.
. (The Trial) Translated by David Wyllie. 2007. pp. 143