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In the Penal Colony

In the Penal Colony


by Franz Kafka

In the Penal Colony: Not About the American Colonies True or False

1. Who is the machine’s greatest defender? -> The officer
2. Why is the explorer’s opinion so important? -> Because he has seen many such devices in his travels, and is therefore well-educated on the subject
3. What is the officer’s self-imposed commandment? -> Don't be evil
4. What happens when the machine malfunctions? -> It kills everyone in the room
5. What do the condemned man and soldier try to do? -> Jump into the explorer’s boat