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Chapter 1: Franz Kafka (in Hindi)
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Discussion of Franz Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis' & 'The Trial'

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  2. FRANZ KAFKA (1883-1924)

  3. Born in a Jewish family in Prague, Czech Republic. Moved to Berlin at a young age. . . Died of TB at an age of 41. His friend Max Brod published most of his worlk posthumously, such as Amerika and The Castle. His most popular story, "The Metamorphosis," was written in 1912 and published in 1915 "Kafkaesque," has come to signify the frustrations of modern existence. . .

  4. Novels: dy The Trial (1925) The Castle (1926) America (1927) Novellas/short Stories The Judgement (1913) In the Penal Colony (1914) The Metamorphosis (1915) A Country Doctor (1916) A Hunger Artist (1924) The Great Wall of China (1933) Investigations of a Dog (1933) Meditation (1913)

  5. As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect Opening lines of The Metamorphosis. I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself. The Metamorphosis Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning Opening lines of The Trial. The right understanding of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other. . The Trial What an obstacle had suddenly arisen to block K.'s career! The Trial

  6. The Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa is a salesman, one morning he finds himself transformed into a cockroach like huge insect. . His father, mother and sister Grete try to contact him but he has also lost human speech. . His boss, Chief Clerk also arrives and threatens him to sack him from the job. Gregor, finally opens the door to everyone's shock as he tries to tell his sincerity. At first Grete brings her fresh food, which he doesn't like, then she brings stale food for him which he relishes. . Almost a month passes and he is almost ignored even by his family.

  7. . One day, Gregor inadvertently scares her mother and as a result his father throws apple at him causing injuries to him. . Another month passes and Gregor feels more ignored as the family has rented the hose to three lodgers . One day, wishing to be in company of Grete, Gregor comes out of his room and revolted by him the lodgers leave the house without paying His family blames him for their dismal situation, heartbroken Gregor return to his room and dies. Next day, a charwoman finds his body, inform the family, who largely ignore the death as both parents talk about Grete's marriage

  8. The Trial . Joseph K., a bank clerk, is arrested by two policemen on the morning of his 30th birthday. They however refuse to tell him the reason behind his arrest. After interrogation, he is told to go to his work That night he goes to the room of another boarder, Fraulein Burstner and kisses her. On his first hearing in the court, Joseph harshly castigates the judicial system. He pays another visits to the court, encounter a flirting stewardess, a law student and the husband of the stewardess. - .

  9. . He tries to be in touch of Fraulein but she largely gnores him . One day, he covertly witnesses a brutal whipping of one of the policeman who had arrested him Joseph's uncle Karl takes him to Herr Huld to help joseph in his case Hudd has a lawyer firend, but instead of meting the bed-ridden lawyer, Joseph try to flirt with the maid Leni. . At his workplace, Joseph continues to lose his clients to his rival because of his distractions

  10. .He meets the court portrait maker, Titorelli, who reveals to him that nobody ever gets truly acquitted from the court. Frustrated, Joseph decides to fire Huld as he sees another of Huld's client a merchant Bloke suffering from a long tria A priest tells Joseph about the complicated nature of Law. Finally, on the eve of his 31st birthday, two men come, take Joseph to the outskirts of the city and stabs his heart with a knife The last words of Joseph are, "Like a dog!"