The ‘in the penal colony’ story by Kafka is very problematic due to the wrangling interpretations it has received. Many questions such as the worry to whether his machine dispenses grace or torture, or whether Kafka is giving people parable of old vs. new law among other questions made the story problematic. There emerges a kind of rationality, and when one is purposed on the fundamental motif of the tale, he or she finds the story explicit. The story explains about an officer who is desperate to make the reader understand the nature of justice. The story utilizes language as a fundamental tool of understanding where Kafka dramatizes two opposed languages, which are verbal and physical. The efforts of bridging the gap amid people and matter and spirit, tend to be fruitless as the spoken language entails. The paper reviews the Kafka’s metamorphosis ‘in the panel colony’ providing a summary of how two themes, the frustrations and meaning, and justice.
The Theme of Justice
The story raises the question of how justice should be practiced in an active society. The justice systems in the penal of the colonies refuse those with crime allegations an opportunity to prove themselves innocent and seem to be subject to death penalties even when the accusations seem minor. From Kafka’s narrative, especially the case of the officer being brutally slain by his apparatus, it can be gleaned that he doesn’t believe that is a friendly approach for justice to prevail. Kafka favors the justice system where one must know the law and understand the consequences set upon the violations. Such is evident when Kafka’s fixations on the fated men’s failure to follow the crime and the future punishments. Kafka supports the agenda of the accused being given an opportunity to defend the allegations against them. Furthermore, researchers have claimed that the apparatus is depicted in a manner in which arguments against adoption of capital punishment……………….