It was a Sunday morning at the most beautiful time in spring. George Benderman, a young merchant, was sitting in his private room on the first floor of one of the low, poorly constructed houses extending in a long row along the river, almost indistinguishable from each other except for their height and colour. He had just finished a letter to a friend from his youth who was now abroad, had sealed in a playful and desultory manner, and then was looking, elbows propped on the writing table, out of the window at the river, the bridge, and the hills on the other shore with their delicate greenery. He was thinking about how this friend, dissatisfied with his progress at home, had actually run off to Russia some years before.
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.
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.
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. Criticism on the works of Kafka; Views on animals in written works; Theme of literary works.Jul 23, · SOURCE: “Perspectives and Truth in ‘The Judgment,’” 1 in The Problem of “The Judgment”: Eleven Approaches to Kafka's Story, edited by .
Sep 12, · This is the second of a three-volume, definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Eighty years after his death in , Kafka remains one of the most intriguing figures in the history of world literature.
Now, after more than a decade of research, working with over four thousand pages of journal entries /5. Franz Kafka's The Judgement depicts the struggle of father-son relationships. This modernistic story explores Georg Bendemann's many torments, which result from the bonds with both his father and himself.
Furthermore, the ever-present and lifelong battle that Georg has been fighting with his father.
Christoph Irmscher reviews Benjamin Balint’s book on the international legal battle over the fate of Kafka’s manuscripts. 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 . Franz Kafka's The Judgement depicts the struggle of father-son relationships. This modernistic story explores Georg Bendemann's many torments, which result from the .