Essay about The Relationship Between The Middle East And Judaism

719 Words May 11th, 2016 3 Pages
“One morning, upon awakening from agitated dreams, Gregor Samsa found himself, in his bed, transformed into a monstrous insect” (1). The main character, Gregor, symbolizes many things illustrated by: society and class, Freudian Psychology, and identity; and contents of the book highlight themes that connect with the Middle East and Judaism. However, he also represents the main figure in Christianity. Gregor symbolizes alienation and self sacrifice similarly to Jesus Christ.
The relationship that Judas and Jesus had reflects the relationship of Gregor and Greta. In the Gospels, narrating Jesus’s life, there are many antagonists. One of the main antagonists who ultimately betrays Jesus in the end, is Judas. Originally, one of Jesus’s twelve disciples, Judas had a very special relationship with Jesus. Unfortunately, Judas couldn’t maintain that relationship due to worldliness and turned Jesus in, resulting in his death. Similarly, in Metamorphosis, Gregor’s sister, Greta takes on the role of Judas. In the beginning of the story, she is the one who cares for Gregor after his transformation. As the story progresses and Gregor becomes more and more of a burden to the family, she more or less demands to her parents that they get rid of Gregor because he has changed. The apple scene in Metamorphosis with Gregor and his father is comparable to the crucifixion scene in the bible. Before the crucifixion in the story of Jesus, he enters Golgotha. He was welcomed by some people but…

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