Born to middle class German parents in 1883, Franz Kafka was a shy and sensitive man. (“Kafka”) Even though he lived with his family for most of his short life, he was not very close to them and he was often in conflict with his father because he considered his son as a weakling and unfit for life. Being Jewish and born in Prague, a city in the then Austro-Hungarian Empire that had little communication with the Jewish minority, Kafka sank into bitterness, distrust, insecurity, and hatred. Kafka practiced at the criminal and civil court while in Prague. He also joined the staff of the Workmen’s Compensation Division of the Austrian government in 1908. That was where he came to know the suffering of the underprivileged workmen. Many of his beginning works were based o...
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