The Kafka 's The Metamorphosis Essay

1231 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
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 faces, no relationships...to the devil with it all” ( Kafka 4). Similarly, Kafka is forced to sulk around different hospitals. The one time Kafka manages to obtain a relationship “upon his return home, he discontinued the relationship” (Major 20th century writers 1527). A parallel can be drawn from the isolation of Samsa to the isolation of Kafka. With Samsa being forced to pay off his parents’ debt ,by working as a travelling agent, and Kafka needing the medical attention of different hospitals around Europe, it is clearly seen that these men are…

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