The Metamorphosis : A Great Deal Of Evidence That Shows Mr. Samsa

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In the novella, The Metamorphosis, there is a great deal of evidence that shows Mr. Samsa, Gregor 's father, is the reason that Gregor turned into a bug. Throughout the story, it explains how poorly Gregor’s family has treated him since their father’s company failed, leaving them in debt. Gregor’s importance to the family is only to pay off the family debt. Because of the lack of love and care that Gregor has received, he began to feel like less of a person. The person who contributes the most to this feeling Gregor has is his father. Mr. Samsa is abusive towards Gregor in countless different ways, causing Gregor’s transformation. Not only is Gregor 's father abusive at the beginning, but Mr.Samsa’s aggression grows as the story goes on. The abuse from Mr. Samsa begins as mental, but soon develops into physical as well. Even though his father is not the only one who mistreated Gregor, he is the main reason for Gregor’s transformation because his abuse was the worst and most common. At the hands of his father’s abuse, Gregor’s mental and physical state declined drastically, causing him to become a bug. “If I didn’t hold back for my parents sake, I would have quit a long time ago . . . Well, I haven’t given up hope completely; once i’ve gotten the money together to pay off my parents’ debts to him- . . . Then I’m going to make the big break” (Kafka 4). In this quote, Gregor talks about how miserable he is in his current job, but cannot leave because of his father’s debts.…

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