Understanding the Notion of Power in Franz Kafka’s Short Story “The Vulture”

Authors

  • Simerjit Kaur Assistant Professor P.G.Department of English, Cultural Studies and Foreign Studies, G.S.S.D.G.S. Khalsa College, Patiala, Punjab, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i12.10864

Keywords:

Franz Kafka, Mind, Power, Vulture

Abstract

Power influences the lives of human beings in every aspect. A human being is engulfed in the power structure so badly that sometimes he is not even aware the way power is controlling his life. The present paper addresses the nature of power and how it operates at different levels by analyzing Franz Kafka’s short story The Vulture. It is an attempt to understand both positive and negative aspects of power and how it controls the lives of people using mind as an important source to change and control their lives. The paper traces power in the shape of vulture controlling the man and making him a victim in the story.  

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Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Kaur, S. (2020). Understanding the Notion of Power in Franz Kafka’s Short Story “The Vulture”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(12), 104-113. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i12.10864