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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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    worked to provide for his family. Similarly, the author of the book had tense relationships with his parents as well. Often times, a writer’s personality and personal experiences are portrayed through characters in his or hers works. The author of Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, is very similar to the main character in his book because both of them were isolated from others and had a complicated relationship with their parents. One way in which Gregor and Franz Kafka are similar is their family…

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    misinterpretation of Aesop’s fables, they told Mr.Johnson all foxes are the root of all evil and Mr.Johnson’s son must be killed. While “The Metamorphosis,” is a completely different situation, both situations explores the themes of alienation and suffering. Gregor Samsa suffers from the prejudice view’s his family has towards him after his…

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    The Metamorphosis Mask Interpretations Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a relatively short story that challenges readers to claw past its innocent surface and reveal a painstakingly tragic tale of loss and disownment. The characters and the interactions between them fabricate the root of analysis. Many readers may first assume that protagonist, Gregor Samsa, is the only one truly experiencing a metamorphosis, yet each character drastically changes in their own way. The three most prominently…

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    Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka are seemingly unrelated literary pieces upon first consideration. Delving deeper into the nature of the two protagonists, common themes become more apparent. These short stories convey themes of personal sacrifice, living a walled-in existence, and subscribing to the endless cycle of work with no personal gain. Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis works as a travelling salesman because his family owes a debt to the…

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    Many children in the early 1900’s were put in charge of supporting their families. Most were poor or very financially unstable. These children would end up taking on so much it ended up affecting them physically and mentally. In The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Gregor Samsa is forced to take on this type of responsibility, which ends up ruining his life and his family does not even care. This transformation is not Gregor’s fault. This transformation is not Gregor’s fault because of his…

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    In the novel The Metamorphosis, written by Franz Kafka it can be said that the wretched and lonesome life of Kafka influenced and shaped the novella into what it results to be. Kafka shares “The [Metamorphosis] revels the reality, which conception lags behind. That is the horror of life” (Kafka to Gustav Janouch 108). The horrors of Kafka’s life are spilled out into the metamorphosis though his character Gregor Samsa. Both his character Gregor and Kafka himself withstand many hardships in this…

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    It wasn’t a nightmare. It was reality and strangely a pain, but nothing was entirely peculiar at this point. However, the effort of getting out of bed strangely became difficult and made the traveling business man more anxious as his tiny, scrambling legs rushed to get to work. He never missed work! Never in the five and gruesome years! The debt that his father has bestowed upon him as burdened his mentality and brought him into deep concern. Little did he know his family would soon metamorphose…

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    People react to change in different ways. Although change can have positive or negative impacts, it can be confusing. In Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, each character impacts Gregor’s change. Kafka is very similar to Gregor Samsa. What happens to Gregor in this novella can be a calling for help from Kafka. An analysis is necessary to show the possible disorders Kafka might have. Gregor goes through physical and mental transformation that shows signs of conversion disorder. Conversion disorder is…

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    Jenna Miramontez 16 September 2015 The Metamorphosis: Literary Ananlysis “The Metamorphosis” written by Franz Kafka shows how families aren’t always there for their loved ones and the ones they claim to matter the most. Gregor is isolated from the real world and does not see his family often, as he spends much time in his room. He is used for his money, and his sister Grete, who is the one person that cares for Gregor the most, is not always there for him. The Samsa family’s relationship with…

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