Still more enigmatic is The Castle. Is it an allegory of a quasi-feudal system giving way to a new freedom for the subject? The search by a central European Jew for acceptance into a dominant culture? A spiritual quest for grace or salvation? An individual's struggle between his sense of independence and his need for approval? Is it all of these things? And K? Is he opportunist, victim, or an outsider battling against elusive authority?
Finally, in his fables, Kafka deals in dark and quirkily humorous terms with the insoluble dilemmas of a world which offers no reassurance, and no reliable guidance to resolving our existential and emotional uncertainties and anxieties.
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Metamorphosis is probably my favorite story in this book. I love Kafka, but in Metamorphosis I really like the idea behind it. Let me simplify it: there's a family of a son, a daughter, a father, and a mother; but then something happened to the son and he changed to something, let's just say, disgusting or even hideous. After that happened, the family stopped caring, couldn't even bear to see him. The idea of a family who hates their own blood because he/she's different, it's something you see everyday but to put it in such an a great story is simply amazing of Kafka.