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The Trial

The Trial


by Franz Kafka

The Trial: Arrest Developments True or False

1. What does K. discover the magistrate’s notebooks are in reality? -> Pornographic novels
2. What act does K.’s uncle tell him ruined every chance of success in his case? -> He slept with his defense lawyer’s nurse
3. What does the court painter try to get K. to buy? -> His freedom
4. Why does Huld humiliate Block? -> To show him who is in charge
5. What is K.’s fate? -> He is murdered by two men