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The Trial

The Trial

by Franz Kafka

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(7) Snow Line

Kafka's The Trial challenges its readers with some really big questions about justice, violence, and authority. But it does so through a relatively accessible story about a man who is unjustly persecuted for an unnamed crime. The weighty themes of the story are tempered by absurd moments typical of Kafka's fiction.

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