Southern Gothic, Kafka, and Moby-Dick: Kafkaesque

What’s our place in the universe? Sometimes, we find ourselves looking at the sky, pondering where we belong. Then, a voice softly whispers, “in Uranus,” and we know our stupid little brother is outside with us.

LiteratureSouthern Gothic, Kafka, and Moby-Dick

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own style as being kafka esque What do they mean

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Kafka asked scenes to mean it's sort of like if

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you hear a bunch of people talking about this great

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inside joke that they all get what we were struggling

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really hard to understand what they're talking about and no

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one will give you any clues No one gives you

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any help and when they try it just makes you

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more and more confused So kafka was writing about these

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stories about people trying to figure out their place in

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the world but he does it from a very removed

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standpoint Kafka as author sort of writes sort of in

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a sterile way He just gives you the facts let's

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the reader and do the rest of it's almost journalism

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in a strange way Okay and as a corollary to

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this what is existentialism Existentialism is a way of thinking

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or usually seen like it's worrying about how you fit

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into the rest of the world Does the universe care

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about you Is there a point to life Things of

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that are sort of the deep existentialist questions that kafka

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was working with God it so we take out the

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word exist in there and it's essential to exist and

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calling it something like that anyway okay terrific What is 00:01:57.824 --> [endTime] kafka esque What is existentialism Say what