On October 12, tylerwolfgangclaus, stated his first impressions of Josef K. Agreeing with mostly everything he wrote, I wanted to add some points which I noticed while reading the chapters. As serious of a situation that K. is going through, and although he seems worried about the final outcome of the case, it seems like his pride is what is going to hold him back through out the rest of the novel. For example, when he is told that his court date is next Sunday, it seems that he is doing the respectful thing by not wanting to involve anyone else in the trial. That logic changes quite quickly though, deciding not to even take a taxi he sets off on foot arriving to his court date over an hour late. Someone who is truly worried about their court date would have arrived early or at least on time, trying to make a good impression. K does not see it in that way, with his belief that arriving on time is like lowering himself to the court system, which he refuses to do throughout the novel. Although his innocence is left to interpretation, anyone who would be observing K. would most likely say that he is guilty, as all these actions of trying to keep his pride and ego, put him off as a man who is guilty of a crime.
Also dres032, states “…his actions representing a man obsessed with others’ opinions of him.” This seems very apparent through out the whole novel. As strong of a character that he is, he is also worried about others thoughts of him, even if he will not admit it. When he arrives to the court room an hour late, he responds to the questions in a very nonchalant manner, and as soon as he responds half the crowd bursts into applause. His insecurities are shown here when, when while being boosted by the applause, he is simultaneously worried and sets out to get the other half of the crowd to applaud and be on his side. Once again, actions such as these, and his final departure from the court room, would point most people in the direction of him being guilty.