The trial and guilt

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The fact that K He searches for his identity, his innocence, but cannot find it in that moment. As the priest warns K. The court orders you to undergo the hot-water ordeal, where the priest boils a cauldron of water and tosses a ring into the bottom for you to retrieve by hand.

For some existence may be a hard thing to achieve in life. The court was everywhere, and had control over everyone, and this was something K. A Kafkaesque situation is inherently paradoxical in nature.

The works of Kafka have been interpreted as allegorical, autobiographical, psychoanalytical, Marxist, religious, existentialist, expressional, and naturalist. From the very outset of the story he does not love anybody or anything, does not aim for anything beyond his immediate physical needs, is insensitive and egotistical.

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