The Trial is a novel by Franz Kafka about a man accused of an unknown crime. The story follows Joseph K. who is arrested and brought before a powerful and mysterious court that does not inform him why he is being tried. K. tries vainly to navigate the convoluted and dehumanizing bureaucracy of the court, hiring a lawyer through his uncle and getting advice from a painter Titorelli who all tell him that his situation is hopeless. In the end he is executed.
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