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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

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