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Kafka, Plato, philosophy, literary criticism, comparative literature
An analysis of Kafka's The Trial using the lens of Plato's Republic to re-analyze the character arc of Joseph K. What exactly does Kafka mean when he has K. die "like a dog"? Is it possible to see the ending as hopeful or optimistic rather than bleak?
Creaney, Shana N. Ms., "A Consideration of Kafka's Platonic Influences in The Trial" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
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