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posted by June 16 at 8:40 AMon
posted by news intern Chris Kissel
The Midwest: This is the last thing we needed.
Ohio and Florida: Obama can do without ‘em.
Oil, sweet nothing: Crude oil hits $140 a barrel.
Blogged down: American citizen charged with insulting Singaporean judge on his blog.
Getting married: Scores of same-sex couples in San Francisco.
Today in roadkill: Sack of kittens tossed into North Carolina traffic.
Nickels, for three: Sonics trial begins today.
FHA real: More Seattleites are taking advantage of housing administration loans.
More options: High gas prices cause push for light-rail measure.
Early start: John Ladenburg sets his sights on Rob McKenna’s job.
The best of the 2007-2008 school year:
From “The Doomed Struggle for Freedom in The Trial,” by Chris Kissel. December 13, 2007.
Kafka uses the Court, which engages his protagonist, Josef K, in what becomes a yearlong trial, to express his frustrations with the irrational barriers that stand in the way of the individual’s potential for freedom. The barriers themselves are actualized through many facets of society, from religion to politics, all of which are imbued with the liberal thought-structure that predominated in Kafka’s time. This social structure, according to Kafka, stands in stark contrast to the attainment of freedom, the goal it supposedly serves, and this contradiction is portrayed through the relationship between the Court and the Law. K. is a man who is guilty of at least partially grasping the nature of this contradiction.