Kafka's Letter To His Father Analysis

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The first pieces of art date back 700,000 years ago when people carved objects and drawings on stone during the stone age, but why did said people feel the initial impulsion to start chipping away on rocks in the first place? Why we indulge in art, literature, media is completely analytical, for we are humans and all humans strive for one thing-power. When we watch media we gain a sense of today’s culture and activities, when we read literature we gain knowledge, when we look at and discuss art we gain notoriety, which are all three things one needs to climb the ladder of prestige. Of course not everybody wants to be categorized into one large group so we use pieces of literature to help further define us. Literature provides a reader with …show more content…
First, Franz Kafka’s “Letter to His Father” goes into depth of the rough childhood Kafka experienced and how that turned him into a timid and fearful person. Since he and his father have so many sharp differences, Kafka can not connect and understand his father which installs fear in him and “this fear and it’s consequences hamper [him] in relation to [his father],” (Kafka, Letter to Father,” 200,1). The fear he has for his father blocks him from whatever relationship he could established with him. Instead of allowing his fear to control him, if Kafka would stop to think of things through his father’s perspective, he might be able to see and understand that the things his father say are neither irrational nor extraordinary. Next, due to his parents having several children, they understand that the key to a child’s success is good discipline. Discipline shapes a child’s future, attitude and personality so without it, a child is setup to fail and feel entitled. This is exemplified in the time Franz himself said he “kept on whimpering for water not...because [he] was thirsty, but probably partly to be annoying,” late at night when kids were supposed to be asleep and his parents were no doubt trying to relax (201,6). If his parents had allowed such behavior, they would have provoked Franz into thinking his actions were acceptable but since Kafka’s …show more content…
The section from page 51 to 53, can be analyzed following the criteria of the previous sections. In terms of character development, there are many more emotional concerns over physical ones. Although Gregor experiences many physical changes and concerns throughout the story, this short section is composed of multiple emotional contributions. The one physical concern discussed is right after the family sees Gregor’s dead body for the first time. As the family walks in and sees the body, everybody in the room is appalled by how thin Gregor looks and how different he appears. Grete, realizing how her actions could be the cause of this, tries to justify her actions by saying “of course he didn’t eat anything for such a long time,” (Kafka, “The Metamorphosis,” 3,91). Although Grete originally took pride in the way she cared for Gregor, after time passed she took to neglecting him seemingly without a care. Along with not caring, she seemed oblivious to Gregor’s needs and wants as she seemingly lost interest in taking care of his well-being. The plot also develops as the Samsa family comes to terms with Gregor’s death and they are realizing that they have no money, no solid life and they need a new man of the house. If they wish to succeed without Gregor, they must step up to the base and hit the pitch that life is about to throw them. As

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