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Re: Stuck in the House of Symbols and Strange Correspondences

I don't know if life is just made of words. I think the whole cycle gets broken by deeds, especially those done without words or explanations, especially good deeds.

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Re: Before the Law

This voice of law sounds like something that was promulgated unfairly. It may be referring to anti-Semitism as Kafka was experiencing it. It seems that he is feeling like he is being subjected to a law that others do not have to be subject to. And it might be a reflection of a feeling that God is not responding to his sense of helplessness, his prayers for help are not being answered.

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