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    In the early 20th century there were a lot of social and societal changes happening, and in Metamorphosis Kafka uses the absurd to explore and highlight different social themes ranging from work to the roles of women in society. One of the main things that Kafka uses the absurd to explore is the life of working people. When Gregor first wakes up and he realizes that he is infact a bug, He 's not terribly concerned by it. He is infact more concerned by the fact that he is late for work that that…

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    The Forever Guilt In the short story, The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Gregor worked as a traveling salesman -a job he hated- in order to help his family. Unexpectedly overnight, he had turned into a bug. Although he had gone through a physical metamorphosis, his mind and thoughts had remained the same, keeping his hardworking mentality intact. Since his transformation, Gregor’s parents wanted nothing to do with him and his sister had was having a hard time adjusting to his new form. Gregor’s…

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    Franz Kafka’s engrossing characters and plot in The Metamorphosis develop the story’s overall reputation. The Metamorphosis opens as Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, awakes to find himself transformed into an insect, and we read upon the chronicles of this transformation. Although Gregor indeed suffers a change in some sort, is it truly physical or all a hallucination? Gregor veritably beared several mental disorders, such as: psychotic depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, which were never…

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    Often a writer 's personal experiences impact the way a character and his surroundings are created. In the novel The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Gregor, the main character, is influenced greatly by Kafka and his parent’s life. Pre-World War 1 values included a superior father figure which causes Kafka to feel insignificant and also caused his depression. The depression and insignificance he felt led to Gregor 's transformation into a vermin, his passive tone and his unwillingness to help…

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    Franz Kafka the author of “The Metamorphosis” portrayed the change or the metamorphosis of the Samsa family. Gregor Samsa (The main character) literally changes from a human into a bug, however his relationships relatively remain the same. In contrast, the rest of Gregor’s family remains humans, but undergo a certain metamorphosis of their own. It seems due to Kafka’s background that he was writing a story similar to his own in which he feels disconnected from the world and his family.…

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    into an enormous bug? What if you thought it was just a vision and continued to sleep? What if you wake up and your vision was true? What do you do? If you are Gregor Samsa you don't question it but instead continue with your daily rut. Kafka’s Metamorphosis is, as the name suggests, a story about evolving. From the moment that Gregor Samsa awakes from his ‘troubled dreams’, the theme unfolds. The protagonist finds himself ‘transformed in his bed into an enormous bug’; a change so drastic that…

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    “The Metamorphosis” (1915), symbolism is using widespreadly. The metamorphotic process of Gregor Samsa, in the book, the insect that Gregor has becomes a symbol that represents the social situation of the middle-class life. Not only the situation, but also reflects the social issues behind, which are like how significant are the jobs and how money plays the role in the society at the time Kafka lived. The metamorphosis of Gregor also represents the real status that Gregor is in his family and…

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    Unzegeifer, the original German translation, equates to “an unclean animal not suited for sacrifice”; such word is used to describe Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a vermin in Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. A working class everyman, Gregor Samsa lacks the traditional societal honor that often characterizes one’s sacrifice to society. Gregor may not be a suitable sacrifice if he lacks the honor, let alone the willingness, to have his sacrifice hold any significant meaning. However, Gregor,…

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    Imagine having unexpectedly changed into an enormous bug when you woke up this morning. Sounds absolutely insane! It seems awful, weird, and terrifying. That's what happened to Gregor in Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Gregor, a normal young adult male, awakens from his restful slumber to discover he no longer has his human form. Overnight, he transformed into an abnormal bug, gigantic and unidentifiable. Gregor, shocked by the change, begins to observe his new figure. Kafka describes Gregor’s…

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    Illness of a Loved One: The Truths behind it In the short story Metamorphosis, author Franz Kafka, describes a young man seemingly wheeling in a world of depression. By illuminating certain hardships of the protagonist in this story, Kafka shares what it is like to live life with an illness or disease. Specifically I will focus on Kafka’s depiction of alienation and how sick individuals are often shunned by loved ones. Additionally, I will look at the burden taken on by the family who must deal…

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