Gregor 's Overall Poor Health Essay

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Gregor’s Overall Poor Health
Nowadays, most people consider health is without having a disease. They are really careful about their health issue; they try to eat healthy food and exercise to keep themselves healthy. Most people would consider health is without any disease. Actually, health is more than physical health. According to Kaiser Permante, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (Kaiser Permanente). In the book “The Metamorphosis,” Gregor Samsa is a tragic character because he worked so hard to support his family even though he hated his job, but he was treated poorly after he no longer able to work. One morning when Gregor woke up from a bad dream, he found that he turned to a beetle. After that, he got inhuman treatments from his family. Gregor’s transformation should be a symptom of his overall poor health. Based on the definition of health, Gregor Samsa was considered not healthy in a physical, mental and social well-being ways and his symptoms and treatments were similar to my neighbor who had tuberculosis illness.
First of all, Gregor Samsa was unhealthy because he had poor physical well-being. "Physical well-being is the ability to maintain a healthy body through good nutrition, regular exercise, and by avoiding harmful habit”(Physical Well-Being). Many details from the book “The Metamorphosis” showed that Gregor had poor physical health. Gregor laid in his bed, and he found…

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