"Somebody must have slandered Joseph K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested." - Franz Kafka, The Trial The Trial by Franz Kafka is the terrifying tale of Josef K. and his surreal arrest. Josef K., a respectable bank officer, is suddenly and inexplicably arrested by a pair of guards that have arrived at his boardinghouse on his 30th birthday. He is shortly asked to appear before endless rounds of sessions at court. The story becomes interesting as he must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. He finds himself caught up in the mindless bureaucracy of the law wedded to the madness of totalitarianism and the angsts and alienation of the modern age. Rendering the tale of an ordinary person's struggle against an unreasoning and unreasonable authority, The Trial reverberates the chilling truth of today's times.