Kafka Essay Topics

Hunger artist

1. In the picture inspired by Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” there is a depiction of the man who is fasting, sitting solemnly in a cage as people look in at him as if he is a sideshow. Women, child, and men are all milling about looking in at the hunger artist and reading the… View Article

Kafka’s Laugh

Staring straight into the sun, the robin flew up, struggled with its broken wing, then fell with the ease of weight back to the ground. Gary walked to the little bird, hatched a few days prior, and stepped on it. Was this a quality of mercy? His mother asked herself having witnessed the entire event… View Article

The Loss of Humanity and Understanding in Kafka’s Penal Colony

Michel Foucault put forth a number of studies on the power of the mind. Such work can often be cross referenced against a host of literary works. When comparing Foucault’s work to that of Franz Kafka’s writing in “In the Penal Colony,” a unique perspective on Foucault’s writing becomes evident. The characters of this Kafka… View Article

Kafka’s The Castle

Franz Kafka’s novel, The Castle, is filled with frustration and a sense of being lost outside this castle with no way in and no way to be heard in sight. The main character in the book isn’t even known by a name, but just the initial K. His feelings of inadequacy and disaffection from the… View Article

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

In the novella, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, a story about a young man named Gregor who was alienated from his job, his humanity, his family and even his body. Gregor barely notices his metamorphosis into a bug; life remained the same for him. After the metamorphosis, Gregor feels completely alienated from his room and… View Article