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  1. austin.li said:

    Hi May!
    From your podcast, I really did get to learn that loneliness is far more prevalent outside the description of his outing in the mountains! Just a question, does your global issue relate to identity, or rather the individual?

    September 16, 2020
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  2. Daniel Z said:

    Hi May, I really enjoyed your analysis on the different usages of the concept of “nobodies” throughout the story. I liked how you analyzed Kafka’s treatment of the “nobodies” first as almost self-mockery, but as he indulges himself in this fantasy, he becomes really ecstatic. Thanks for the podcast – this is actually one of my favorites from the collection!

    September 16, 2020
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  3. Petra said:

    Hello May!
    I agree with almost everything you talked about. One thought I had about Kafka’s use of “nobody” and “nobodies” is that he doesn’t necessarily do it to show that he still feels isolated around people. It may be because he wants people like him who are also lonely, so they can commiserate together. The fact that they are nobodies together is as if Kafka wanted to be united with people who are also lonely and DO NOT want to conform to the social norm of… well, being social. That’s why he wants to escape to the mountains from them, far away from society.

    September 16, 2020
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