Oes Franz Kafka portray the officer in his story In the Penal Colonyin a sympathetic manner?

In the story, In the Penal Colonyby Franz Kafka, the officer uses a grizzly machine to perform capital punishment on the condemned. In the end, the Officer succumbs to his own device.
Write an essay answering the following question: Does Kafka portray the officer in a sympathetic manner?
Please resist a binary yes/no answer. Consider how the character is portrayed and to what extent the officer is or isnt sympathetic.
Develop a thesis that answers the above question. PLEASE USE DOING TIME IN THE THIRTEENTH CHAIRAS AN ADDITIONAL TEXT TO SUPPORT AND BUILD THE ARGUMENT.
5 FULL PAGES PLEASE.
***MAKE THESIS STATEMENT VERY CLEAR.
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