The Trial
The Trial
by Franz Kafka

The Trial Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Court as Religious Allegory
The World as Stage
Air, or, would somebody please open a window?
Children
Lights
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Characters
Josef K.
Josef K. Timeline
Huld
Titorelli
The Prison Chaplain
Block
Fraülein Bürstner
Leni
The Court Usher's Wife
Uncle Karl/Albert
Franz and Willem
The Inspector
Frau Grubach
The Examining Magistrate
The Court Usher
The Flogger
The Bank Vice President
The Two Gentlemen
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Justice and Judgment
Justice and Judgment Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
Philosophical Viewpoints
Philosophical Viewpoints Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Disorder in the Court
Disorder in the Court Flashcards
Disorder in the Court True or False
Arrest Developments
Arrest Developments Flashcards
Arrest Developments True or False
Study Questions
Essay