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Franz Kafka illustrates in his passages the idea of the superiority of law and its legal actors His passages about the power of law can be applied to legal actors in todays society especially lawyers and attorneys Lawyers who can also be considered nobility and agents of justice have an advantage over non-legal actors Kafka arguesIn Kafkas passage Before the Law he tells a parable involving a gatekeeper and a regular civilian man The gatekeeper who is guarding a door can be seen as representing a lawyer The civilian man can be seen as an individual who has constant run-ins with the law and is seeking professional legal help Although his conquest will not be that easy The door represents the barrier that is before the civilian man in regard to his legal issues On the other side of the door is justice for the man and moral law Since the man is coming and begging the gatekeeper to let him through the door the man can be said to be inferior to the lawyer and most likely be a man of not many personal resources or exuberant wit Resources being money and power to receive exceptional legal service The lawyer standing at the gate tells the man that he cannot be immediately granted entrance thru the door and says it is possible in the future The lawyer is looking to hold on to this potential case in hopes that it may be monetarily profitable to him in the end Although the lawyer illustrates his level of power within the system to the man he also tells him that as a lawyer he is only the lowest doorkeeper There are more powerful guards within the system such as judges and policemen He being a lawyer is only considered a mere courier for these higher players couriers who hurry about the world shouting to each other- since there are no kings- messages that have become meaningless
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