Kafka The Trial Analysis

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This thesis specially deals with the question “how does deconstruction make a space to let “absurdism” come into the prison-house of text? In Franz Kafka the Trial (1925) Kafka’s language and techniques has reformulated the relationship between deconstruction and absurdism and changed the manner in which they are related through his novel The Trial. According to Derrida, literature stands on the edge of everything, almost beyond everything, including itself. (Derrida’s, Act of Literature, ed. by Derek Attridge (New York: Routledge, 1992), p.47. For deconstructive thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Emmanuel Levinas, deconstruction can be seen as the act of questioning and looking at limits and borders, but according to Spivak,…show more content…
It’s the most interesting thing in the world, maybe more interesting than the world, and this is why, if it has no definition, what is heralded and refused under the name of literature cannot be identified with any other discourse. It will never be scientific, philosophical, conversational.1 JACQUES DERRIDA, This Strange Institution Called Literature, in ACTS OF LITERATURE 33, 47 (Derek Attridge ed., 1992) [hereinafter DERRIDA, ACTS OF LITERATURE]. This can be understood in the context of Jacques Derrida’s concept of deconstruction and the idea of “difference” in addition to the principles of absurdism which include double negation, lack of reason, incongruity and lack of order. It is due to these concepts especially “deconstruction”, which means to “disassemble the parts of the whole” or to lose its construction” besides most of the themes adopted by absurdism are presented through the trial: the absurdity of the world, the contingency of events and the political oppression that helped in better understanding to Kafka’s The Trial where the udecidability of the text looms…show more content…
By Michael Hofman (London: Havilland Secker, 2006) p. 58. It should be noted that Kafka’s awareness of the crisis of language in terms of its inability to convey the truth or to give knowledge of the things outside themselves but in the relation between things together as quoted above is shown in Kafka’s Aphorism. “writing lack of independence of the world, its independence on the maid who tends the fire, on the cat warming itself by the stove; it is even dependent on the poor human being warming himself by the stove all these are independent activities ruled by their own rules; only writing is helpless, can not live in itself, it is a joke and a despair” (Franz Kafka, The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1914-1923, ed. by Max Brod, trans by Martin Greenberg (New York: Schocken, 1949), p.

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