In it's time a number of parallels have been drawn between the Prisoner a number of films, and literary works. Dance of the Dead is particularly Kafkaesque. Because in Kafkas The Trial, Josef K is arrested and put on trial without knowing what he is charged with. In Dance of the Dead, No.6 is put on trial for the simple possesion of a radio set, and like Jospf K, is sentenced to death. Yet Unlike No.6, Josef K does not survive the sentence!
Both Josef K, andNo.6, are victimised by an absurd bureaucracy, and like the modern world in which Josef K lives, the village administration too, can condemn a man of nothing!