Not Nostalgia But Populism
a truth-seeking process; and the threat to society posed an official vendetta against an individual. Missing, however, is the gradual acceptance of guilt by Kafka's protagonists.
Kafka both resented and accepted authority. Biographers have traced his "self-corrosive guilt" to a threatening, domineering father. In Beiliss's undeserved plight, Band suggests, Kafka glimpsed a vehicle for expressing his own feelings.
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