Essay Metamorphosis And Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

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Metamorphosis and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague, the largest city in the Czech Republic. He was part of a Jewish family that spoke German. The Kafka family was considered to be middle class and Kafka attended Law school and worked in insurance while writing in the evenings and late at night. People who worked with him liked him and thought well of him. He was a friendly person who worked hard and had a good sense of humor. Franz had two brothers who died at early ages, leaving him as the only son in a family with three daughters. He lived with his family for most of his life and had a difficult relationship with both of his parents. His mother stayed at home and his father was a successful business man. Neither of them could understand why Kafka aspired to be a writer. Kafka’s father was unable to support his creative side and acted as a tyrant in his life. He did well in school and his teachers recognized that he was bright. Kafka received a law degree in 1906. In 1907 he started work with an insurance agency. He disliked working and wished to pursue writing more than anything. He left the workforce after contracting tuberculosis in 1917.
Kafka suffered from a lack of self-confidence and was extremely self-conscious. He felt inferior in many ways, perhaps due to his tumultuous relationship with his overbearing father. Kafka endured anxiety, insomnia, and depression among other things. The later part of his life was filled with…

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