The trial by Franz Kafka

This story is going to haunt me forever.
Kafka is amazing and tough. He doesn’t give us all the answers and leaves us feeling distressed, incomplete and puzzled.

The story highlights the broken judicial system and a common man who questions them. He doesn’t understand the rules of the society imposed on him. A man standing up for himself for some basic information which is his right. The topic of existentialism is portrayed perfectly here. It’s a beautiful ride with a brutal end. There is no closure.
Although he creates a beautiful void with his story, I love to read and revisit his stories.

[For the ones who have read the book. I can never forget the quote, “Like a dog!”]

Some other favourite quotes:

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.”


“They’re talking about things of which they don’t have the slightest understanding, anyway. It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”

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