Kafka Vs. Camus
Ethical issues in the Stranger vs. those in the Trial
Preface: I am a big fan of Kafka and his writings, and as I read through the Stranger I was struck at how the two were very similar. The following attempts to explain these similarities.
The Stranger, written by Albert Camus, and The Trial, written by Franz Kafka, are two books that have been critically acclaimed since the time that they were published. There are critics that claim that The Stranger is a dull book, and is not even a read-worthy book. Other people claim that it shows us how society actually acts upon people who do not want to be like the rest of society. The Trial falls under the same kind of criticism; but both books, although written by different writers in a different epoque, fall under the same kind of genre: Imprisoned Lives.
In both The Stranger and The Trial there are many people who influence the protagonists in a positive and in a negative way, but none of those characters are as important as the priest. The priest, being of the same profession in both books and trying to accomplish the same kind of tasks, have a totally
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