The Un-Patriot

A Short Story: M., the protagonist of this story, unwittingly gives the"up-yours" salute to the Great Leader (instead of the patriotic V for Victory salute) and faced with the prospect of being sentenced to the "Un-Patriotic Zoo", pays it a visit. There he acquaints himself with different grades of un-patriots: the freshly interned "Doggies" fed on a diet of noodles; the famished "Ghosts" being trained for their "Patriotism Certificate" examination by virtuous and patriotic children; and the sacrificial "Goats", who are soon to be fed to the lions and hence have attained the status of gods, for with their sacrifice, it is believed, they will take the sins of the devotees on their own heads...

Reading of Kafka’s Trial in light of Foucault’s writings

The Trial seems to suggest that we as a society willingly accept surveillance, create our stereotypes, accept registries of discipline and so forth and refuse to accept that it is us doing all these things. We blame it on the other, we "transfer" our own negative traits on to others and then blame them. This is our societies "shadow".