Essay Analysis Of Kafka 's The Metamorphosis

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In Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the main character, Gregor Samsa, undergoes many transformations. Like the title suggest, changes have been done after the metamorphosis of Gregor into an insect. Like the physical transformation, his behavioral ones were so radical that he was wondering if it was not a dream. One thing we know about the dream state is that its meaning can be analyzed in different ways. According to Freud, the dream state is our unconscious revealing suppressed ideas or desires that one’s inner part was hiding. This theory can easily be seen in Gregor new way of acting as an insect. In Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the animal life is connected to the dream state because they are both expressing suppressed ideas from an inner part of an individual.

A suppressed idea related to Gregor 's employment is expressed through the animal state in The Metamorphosis. The Samsa’s family consist of the main character, his two parents, and his younger sister. However, Gregor is the only working family member which makes the financial support of the family. Each morning Gregor needs to go to work as a Salesman to provide for his family. We know that Gregor takes his job really seriously as he has been doing it for years now. The morning of the transformation, as he realizes that he will not be able to go to work, he analyzes his job for the first time. Indeed, Gregor was always waking up without thinking of staying home as the mother confirmed. Now that he is physically…

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