The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Essay

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Similar to Gregor Samsa in Franz Kafka’s novel The Metamorphosis, Furo Wariboko awoke one morning to find that in his sleep he had completely transformed into an oyibo (a white person). In an interview, Igoni explains that "The Metamorphosis is about a young man in Prague who wakes up one morning to discover that he is a giant bug, and then he spends his time trying to be loved by his parents, to win his parents love, and trying to fulfill his responsibilities.” Furo Wariboko went from being a black Nigerian man to a red-headed white man. Although Furo did not choose to endure these transformations, he found ways to continue living his life with the radical changes of his appearance. Furo could not stay home, he had no choice but to up and leave to avoid conformation with his household family members. In a Question and Answer interview with Jamilah King, King directly ask Barrett, “Why did Furo not even entertain the idea of staying home?” In response, Igoni says, “Because he was the opposite of Gregor Samsa.” This meant that Furo did not have an option like Gregor Samsa did. Furo knew that his family would not be understand and willing to adapt to the new Furo Wariboko, nor would he have blended in with his fellow neighbors and local community anymore. The community was used to the black Furo not the oyibo Furo. Another reason Furo felt as if he had no choice but to leave, was because he felt like a freak. Who wakes up as a completely different person? Feeling as if you…

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