Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 ' And ' Kafka 's Metamorphosis ' Essay

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1984 and Metamorphosis Comparison Essay A vermin is a creature that, wreck havoc upon homes, crops, and other things. This, however, is the very literal definition of vermin. Vermin-like traits that people may possess are, that they work in a group or work continuously, with little thought to what they are doing. The work that they do is just repetitive, basic tasks, yet still, they depend on their work as it defines their purpose. A termite wouldn’t be a termite if it didn’t eat wood. In Orwell’s 1984 and Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Winston illustrates how his society turns its citizens into vermin, by describing his own, and other people’s mundane jobs they do, that allow the society to function, and Gregor illustrates this similarly, by becoming useless when he is unable to work, showing his dependency on his livelihood. In 1984, the Party functions like a hill of ants, or a hive of bees, in the way that each member is assigned a task and must perform the task continuously in order for the society, and the people in the society themselves, to function properly. Each person in this society is given a job that they will do until the day they day, or are vaporized. Winston’s everyday life is so tedious, that he noticed the jobs of the people around him even though they never talk, for an example he notes about the woman who works next to him, “He knew that in the cubicle next to him the little woman with sandy hair toiled day in, day out, simply at tracking down and deleting…

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