Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Which Life Experiences Do Students Perceive as "Kafkaesque"?

After we read Kafka's Metamorphosis and talked about existentialism and the absurd,  I asked my eleventh and twelfth grade students to think about experiences in their own lives that they would describe as "Kafkaesque." These were their top 5: (I teach a lot of international students which explains #1 and #2)
Student Sketch
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1) Standardized Tests (particularly having to speak into a computer for the TOEFL exam and pretend it's a real person)
2) Immigration at JFK Airport
3) Music School Auditions
4) Racism
5) Illness

Student Sketch
by, O.Y.