• Narcissism: The moral of self-destruction in Kafka's The Trial

    Author(s):
    Joseph Ikhenoba (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Subject(s):
    Ethics, Literature, Psychological fiction, Police, Existentialism, Suicide, Self-actualization (Psychology)
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/fevt-5s22
    Abstract:
    In The Trial by Frantz Kafka, he explores the most extreme effects of narcissism. It functions as a warning or a kind of self-contained tale in some ways, while in others it is just a way to convey distress. In this research work, diverse theoretical framework and methodologies of narcissism on suicide, cognizable and non-cognizable, innate and non-innate behaviours are analyzed. The moral of the story is to not place such a high value on oneself that we only perceive breaking the letter of the law as guilt. We must acknowledge and embrace our own inherent guilt as human beings if we want to be truly innocent and humble people. If we don't, our "condition of apparent acquittals" will keep us up at night.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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