22 May Kafka’s Distorted Reality Analysis Paper Franz Kafka was one of the greatest German novelists there ever were. His works have helped to change the world and bring about an evolution in human thinking with respect to surrealist thinking. He wrote often in long sentences, delivering his words through his stream of consciousness, and also used a vast variety of very ambiguous terms and words in his works. His words had double meanings, enough for his readers to delve into his thoughts and spend time moralizing on his written word.
Most of Kafka’s works include a reality that is quite ‘distorted’ in the real sense. This paper is thus a comparison of his works with respect to other great novelists during the time and how human relations, through his works, may be rendered profound. Kafka, despite reverberating in all his greatness, was always consumed by the fact that death was absolute and approaching him almost all the time. He soon became obsessed with the fact and put forth a number of statements with respect to killing Jews all around him.
In one of the articles chosen, it has been mentioned that, “Sometimes Id like to stuff all Jews (myself included) into a drawer of a laundry basket-then open it to see if theyve suffocated. ” (Karra) Even in his works, for example in Metamorphosis, he talks about the emotional death that every man must face during the course of his lifetime. He also tries to show that it is not necessarily a bad thing; and that it is the doom that must fall upon all of mankind eventually. He tries to portray that a person can avoid and be free from death if he is crazy enough to commit suicide.
He was sick of society, and on a different level, a little scared as well. This was because he was afraid to publish his works publicly and have them read and criticized by other people around him. Kafka spent a great amount of time trying to improve the image that he had created for himself around the people he lived with. He was also a hypochondriac, leading him to his infatuation with death subsequently.
He feared losing himself in something he did not want to. He thus feared death as much as he welcomed it. Even though he resented Jews and openly wrote and talked about killing them and doing away with all of them including him, he did not foresee the Holocaust which took place soon after his death. The Holocaust had perhaps taken base on his ideas, who knows, because Kafka talked about suffocating Jews and that is exactly what happened in the gas chambers of the concentration and extermination camps set up by Hitler.
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