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Before the Law Before the Law German Vor dem Gesetz is a parable contained in the novel The Trial German Der Prozess , by Franz Kafka Before the Law was published in Kafka s lifetime, first in the New Year s editionof the independent Jewish weekly Selbstwehr, then inas part of the collection Ein Landarzt A Country Doctor The Trial, however was not published until , after Kafka s death


10 thoughts on “Before the Law

  1. Gaurav Gaurav says:

    What is it you want to know now asks the doorkeeper You are insatiable Everyone wants to go to law, says the man, How is it then that over so many years no one but me has tried to gain admissionBefore the law is one of the most important works by Kafka Although The plot is so self evident that it apparently defies further explanation, however th


  2. Cecily Cecily says:

    I ve reviewed a different edition here I ve reviewed a different edition here


  3. David Meditationseed David Meditationseed says:

    Before the Law This is a typical Kafka story that seduces by its style of putting into small narratives, metaphors that generate great and different interpretations In my opinion, some points are central to this work 1 We are subordinated to a hermetic law, inaccessible and that as much as we can reflect, question and seek the right questions, it


  4. David Meditationseed David Meditationseed says:

    Before the Law This is a typical Kafka story that seduces by its style of putting into small narratives, metaphors that generate great and different interpretations In my opinion, some points are central to this work 1 We are subordinated to a hermetic law, inaccessible and that as much as we can reflect, question and seek the right questions, it w


  5. Selina Selina says:

    What a stupid exerciseIt s a weird story I ve got a feeling that I m missing the clue somewhereBut Franz Kafka always wrote these kind of vague stories, so I guess that I m not missing anything.


  6. Vaishali Vaishali says:

    Wow Absolutely stunned What a story what a punch Two characters, one bleak scene A microstudy in how to create a powerful scenario with very, very few resources Hats off to you, Mr Kafka.Ask your questions early in life, and often Then, go out and live it


  7. Mulligan Mulligan says:

    Kafka has done it again A perfectly Kafkaesque scenario in less than a page of text Before the Law stands a gatekeeper The gatekeeper represents arbitrary authority Yet he is only the most lowly gatekeeper Here we have absurd hierarchy The man before the gatekeeper is universal strife against such authority He thinks The law should always be accessibl


  8. Jess Jess says:

    who actually knows what kafka s stories mean though


  9. Amanda Cederberg Amanda Cederberg says:

    Everyone strives to reach the Law, says the man, so how does it happen that for all these many years no one but myself has ever begged for admit tance


  10. Purnama Purnama says:

    I like this explanation from Wikipedia view spoiler This fable shows how one s goals are achievable by the gate being open but often, represented by the path, are blocked by antagonistic people like the doorkeeper It also represents how one must make an effort to reach that goal, as shown by the man not even making an effort to barge past the doorkeeper


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