Gregor Samsa's Clash With Society In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

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Many authors use the power of storytelling to portray a valuable message or theme from theirs lives. In Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Kafka uses the powerful story of Gregor Samsa’s clash with society to reflect Kafka’s internal struggle with alienation and the inability to communicate due to different obstacles that are presented to him throughout his life. With both Samsa and Kafka lacking the strength and freedom to build lasting friendships, a clear parallel is easily drawn. Though indirectly stated, Kafka’s loneliness and despair can be seen in the eyes of Samsa.
With a clear and uncontrollable lack of communication in both of the men’s worlds, they suffer through a life full of depression. Both Kafka, the writer of the successful novella, and Samsa, a human turned verim, live a life of isolation due to factors neither of them can control. While reflecting on his life, Samsa complains that he “constantly sees new
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Samsa and Kafka both feel pressure from their families that lead them alienation. As Samsa is forced to work in a job he despises to pay off his parents debt. When getting ready in the morning, Samsa refers to his occupation as a “grueling job” (Kafka The Metamorphosis 3). Similarly, Kafka has a passion for writing and wanted to work in law, but he was also forced to “work for the Insurance Institute, until a year before his death” (URL #1). Both men comply with the wishes of their family, though clearly have passions for other jobs and activities. Samsa’s parents do not even work themselves, but force Gregor to be the breadwinner of the family. While Kafka’s felt the “pressure to fulfill familial, professional and scholastic obligations and expectations” (Major 20th century writers 1527),With the pressure of pleasing their families and making them proud, the men both fall into a pit of isolation with the sole purpose of acceptance and love from their

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