The Transition of Power and Control<br />Megan Fernandes<br />
The transition of power and control motif apparent in the five short stories by Franz Kafka is utilized in order to influe...
The Judgment<br />Transition: Son (Georg)  Father<br />Turning point: the father’s fiery outburst after years of silence ...
The Metamorphosis<br />Transition: Brother (Gregor)  Sister (Grete)<br />Turning point: begins when Gregor mysteriously t...
In the Penal Colony<br />Transition: Officer  Explorer<br />Turning point: the explorer finally voices his opinion about ...
A Country Doctor<br />Transition: Doctor  Groom, Patient’s Family, Horses, Community<br />Turning point: numerous times d...
A Report to an Academy<br />Transition: Humans  Ape<br />Turning point: the ape contemplated the idea of freedom and foun...
In the World Today<br />The Thai Government<br />Millions have questioned what they believe in, what/who they believe thei...
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  1. 1. The Transition of Power and Control<br />Megan Fernandes<br />
  2. 2. The transition of power and control motif apparent in the five short stories by Franz Kafka is utilized in order to influenceexistential thoughts in characters in each of the stories. <br />
  3. 3. The Judgment<br />Transition: Son (Georg)  Father<br />Turning point: the father’s fiery outburst after years of silence and his final condemnation for the death of his son<br />Existentialism: Georg rethinks his attitude towards his father and his friend in Russia the past few years; has to decide the real worth of his life<br />
  4. 4. The Metamorphosis<br />Transition: Brother (Gregor)  Sister (Grete)<br />Turning point: begins when Gregor mysteriously transforms into a bug<br />Existentialism: Gregor had to rethink how he had been living and submitting to several social constructs; Grete had to rethink her role in the family<br />
  5. 5. In the Penal Colony<br />Transition: Officer  Explorer<br />Turning point: the explorer finally voices his opinion about the machine and the system of government the officer was trying to preserve<br />Existentialism: the officer reevaluates the worth of his life once he realizes the system of government and the machine he has such strong ties to were going to be destroyed <br />
  6. 6. A Country Doctor<br />Transition: Doctor  Groom, Patient’s Family, Horses, Community<br />Turning point: numerous times during the story; the doctor was manipulated and used by several characters<br />Existentialism: once the doctor acted on his own thoughts and influenced his own situation for the first time, he felt disgrace and betrayal<br />
  7. 7. A Report to an Academy<br />Transition: Humans  Ape<br />Turning point: the ape contemplated the idea of freedom and found a way out of his situation (capture) by choosing to no longer being an ape<br />Existentialism: the ape thought about what he wanted in life and what meaning his life would have depending on the path he chose<br />
  8. 8. In the World Today<br />The Thai Government<br />Millions have questioned what they believe in, what/who they believe their government should represent, what they believe is just by their government and its leaders <br />Has caused a few transitions of government power and control from one party to the other<br />Has caused conflict, both peaceful and violent, because of the clash of ideas<br />

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