According to The Trail by Franz Kafka
Here are some possible essay themes:
Justice and Injustice
Innocence and Guilt
The Use (or Misuse) of Parable
Self-esteem and Self-abasement
The Nature of Power and Authority
The Individual and the Collective
Meaning and Absurdity
Joseph K. and Franz Kafka
and the Modern World
Choose one theme to pursue. You are allowed to come up with your own, although I would like you to clear it with me first. Essays should be around six pages (not including the title page or bibliography).The themes are broad, but part of the assignment involves your coming up with a clear and effective thesis or argument about your theme in relation to The Trial. Your essay should have an introductory paragraph that closes with a proper and specific thesis statement, paragraphs organized around topics that reinforce your thesis, and a strong concluding paragraph.
More information are at the doc that I provide below.