Plot summary[ edit ] The story begins with a young merchant, Georg Bendemann, sitting in his room, writing a letter to his dear friend in Russia, who had left their hometown some years prior to set up a business that, though initially successful, was now failing. Georg is writing to tell his friend, amongst other happenings, that he is engaged to and will soon marry Frieda Brandenfeld. Georg breaks out of his reverie and decides to check on his father.
Perhaps it is any of these things or all of them. No matter what, it will undoubtedly mystify a first-time reader, and, by its very nature, it calls out for interpretation.
What does this story of a son's encounter with his father, of a power struggle between them regarding the son's marriage, friendship, and writing, in a landscape that seems to be continually shifting, signify?
Who are these men? Are they two individuals or allegorized parts of one person? What is their conflict? What are its roots? Does young Georg have a friend in Russia or not? Is that friend an actual other person, or just one more aspect of himself?
What is it that impels him to jump from the bridge to his death? Are these questions that can be definitively answered, or are they rather the very marks of a sensibility that can never arrive at stability? Memory and Community in "The Unconsoled.
It is noted that the novel lacks any discernible cultural, social or historical determinants. A comparison of Ishiguro's literary style and that of Franz Kafka is presented. The internal conflict facing the protagonist Community and interpretive communities in stories by Hawthorne, Kafka and Garcia Marquez.
It explores the characters and texts of the story, particularly the message of death. It is critical on the split personality of the main character, Georg Bendemann, which poses a problem to readers about his real nature and Kafka and the dialect of minor literature.
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Letters to Felice--Kafka's quest for Jewish identity."The Judgment," what is it -- a short story, a prose poem, a psychoanalytic case history, a religious allegory, a parable, a descent into the narrative structure of dreams?
Perhaps it is any of these things or all of them. Indeed, everything Kafka wrote before "The judgment" seems unfinished by comparison.
Second, "The judgment" is partly the result of Kafka's fateful meeting with Felice Bauer (later, his fiancée) in the home of his friend Max Brod, six weeks before the story's composition (see Life and Background). The September 7, , issue of The Times Literary Supplement ran a review by Gabriel Josipovici of several recent books on Kafka.
Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt, by Saul Friedländer. Interpretations of Kafka’s short story range from simple parallelism between the lives of Georg and Kafka to more complex views concerning the notion of judgement itself.
Heinz Politzer, for example, views .
In “The Judgment”, Russia is a perilously exotic place. It is a stretch of the world that Georg and his father have never seen and perhaps doesn't understand, and somewhere that Kafka, consequently, would have little reason to describe in documentary detail.
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In “The Judgment”, Russia is a perilously exotic place. It is a stretch of the world that Georg and his father have never seen and perhaps doesn't understand, and somewhere that Kafka, consequently, would have little reason to describe in documentary detail. "The Judgment," what is it -- a short story, a prose poem, a psychoanalytic case history, a religious allegory, a parable, a descent into the narrative structure of dreams? Perhaps it is any of these things or all of them. LAW, LITERATURE, AND FRANZ KAFKA. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SECONDARY SOURCES Schrift: Kafkas Dekonstruktion von Subjektivit„t und Sprache (Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, ). The Judgement in Kafka's The Penal Colony, 5 Journal of Modern Literature ().
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