The Dual Metamorphosis Existentialism Analysis

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The Dual Metamorphosis of Gregor and Grete The world is not a rational place. This is one of the foundational thoughts of Existentialism. Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis was published in 1915. The short novella is about Gregor Samsa, who buries himself in his work and his family. This family does not respect, appreciate, or acknowledge his sacrifice. Gregor knows that his family has a low opinion of him, and he accepts this as his fate. Gregor works a thank less job to work off his father’s debt to his employers. His father claims he cannot work any longer, and his mother has various medical conditions. His sister is young and has hopes of going to a university. Gregor is spineless a spineless character who allows himself to be used by his family. The family’s interference to Gregor is highlighted when it is discovered that he is …show more content…
The tale had many existential frameworks, with particular focus on the themes of isolation and self-determination. Using two characters, Kafka spins a story of two sides of the same coin with Gregor and Grete. Gregor’s story is seen as an allegory of a life wasted. Gregor victimizes himself. He wastes his life buried in his family unfortunate circumstances. Underappreciated, he continues on and furthers is own isolation. Until one day he finds that he outside have changes to reflect his insides. That in his family’s eyes he was a vermin. He dies alone, abandoned, and unloved. Grete’s Story is seen as a story of self-claimed success. She took any encumbrances to her life and made them work for her. She did not fall into the same pit-trap that Gregor did. She found that her family was able to be self-sufficient. She builds up a life that will be happy once she has left Gregor behind. These character are the epitome of the human condition. With this story Kafka wanted to explicitly point out the absurdity and unpredictability of

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