What is the way out for K, the tragic character in Kafka’s The Trial? Was there a way out?

Answered Aug 31

There wasn’t any way out. That was the main point of the story.

The whole bureaucracy, officialdom, procedures, hearings, continuances, just go on and on and on, without resolution, or even real progress.

The accusations of doing very vaguely specified bad behaviour, and being a bad person, are part of the process. Along with the waiting, and the dread, and the frustration of the process. And the protagonist’s own self-doubt and worry of being guilty. And his desperate hope for a resolution is also part of the process.

However, this process has no end in sight.

The protagonist is trapped in this torture and suspense, eternally, similar to a religious “hell” situation.