Franz Kafka Biography

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Franz Kafka used experiences in his life to help in shape his writings. Franz Kafka was a writer that created rare and bizarre stories and he developed that writing style known as Kafkaesque due to those stories.Most of his writings had a main character that had something unique about them. The autobiographical voice is essential to the work of Kafka because it helps the reader understand the relationship he had with his father, his mother, and the fictional characters he created. Kafka 's father had a forceful personality that often overwhelmed Kafka and his siblings. His father had a great impact on both Kafka 's life and his writing. He most closely resembled a tyrant who had no appreciation of Kafka 's creative side. Kafka believed …show more content…
He had an odd relationship with his mother and most females he came in contact with. Kafka had three younger sisters but he never got experience life with them because they were captured by Nazi soldiers during World War II. That left Kafka an only child and his closest female relationship was with his mother. Even then his mother did not understand him, she was very uneducated and she was submissive to his father. Most of Kafka’s works had very little female roles, and when they did contain a female role the females were looked at in a negative light. In the Story The Metamorphosis the main character, Gregor, awoke to find that he had been transformed into a cockroach. He spends the entirety of his day locked in his room to escape the disappointment he feels he will bring to his family by something he could not control. However, he could not hide his appearance for forever and eventually his family saw his true appearance and they all had different reactions. His father was ashamed of him and he tried to isolate Gregor from his family. His sister at first was shocked but in the end, she got accustomed to it and was helping Gregor out as he needed it. Gregors’ mother 's reaction was the most unique of them all, however. She was the most upset of them all but she mostly acted helplessly and very confused. “...She buried her face in her hands” ( The …show more content…
In The Judgement, readers were able to see the impact that a very toxic and submissive relationship of a father and son can take a toll on an individual. In The Metamorphosis readers were able to see how a relationship between a mother and son could be affected by disappointment and misunderstanding. Overall readers were also able to see how Kafka was able to insert himself into these characters. Kafka used so much of his life to play a role in these writings but no one will ever know what point he was trying to get

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