A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Franz Kafka, a pioneer of modernist movement. Titles in this study guide include The Trial, Amerika, The Castle, In the Penal Colony, A Country Doctor, The Metamorphosis, The Judgement, and The Great Wall of China. As an author of the twentieth-century, Kafka’s work combined themes of supernatural nature and realism. Moreover, the word Kafkaesque was created to represent the bizarre themes found in Kafka’s works. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Franz Kafka’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.