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  • Metamorphosis Kafka Reflection

    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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  • The Importance Of The Dream State In Kafka's The Metamorphosis

    In Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the main character, Gregor Samsa, undergoes many transformations. Like the title suggest, changes have been done after the metamorphosis of Gregor into an insect. Like the physical transformation, his behavioral ones were so radical that he was wondering if it was not a dream. One thing we know about the dream state is that its meaning can be analyzed in different ways. According to Freud, the dream state is our unconscious revealing suppressed ideas or desires…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Pie By Gary Soto

    In Gary Soto’s biographical narrative he entertains his audience by telling them a story of his past and how it had shaped him as a person. To elaborate, in the narrative Soto steals an apple pie from the German Market and even though he didn’t feel guilty at the beginning it slowly consumed him and lead to him feeling guilty for the sin he had just committed.To help him Soto used the figurative language of imagery and, the sound device, onomatopoeia, in order to help the readers paint a clear…

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  • Cultural And Contextual Alienations In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

    In the interactive oral we discussed the cultural and contextual considerations of “The Metamorphosis”. This novella was written in 1915 by the Czech writer Franz Kafka. We focused on the sense of alienation and the existentialist qualities this literary work presents. One of the first matters discussed was how Kafka’s own context had influenced many the concepts present in the novella. He was an outsider for being an existentialist in an orthodox family. He was also excluded for being a…

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  • Summary Of Yuri Herrera's The Objects

    What would it be like if an average office worker turned into a rat or a louse at night and returned back to his average job during the day? These events, along with challenges the characters face, take place in Yuri Herrera’s dystopian short story, “The Objects.” In “The Objects,” the author uses many different hardships and aspects of the story that the main characters face to symbolize real world struggles, such as immigration and social hierarchy. Firstly, a major theme of the story is…

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  • What Are The Symbols In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

    Gregor, Grete and their relation The metamorphosis is a novel written by Franz Kafka and published in 1915. In this novel the author tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who lived with his family, and sustained financially till the day we woke up to realize he had transformed into a "monstrous vermin" . Gregor ends up dying due to starvation and he is thrown to the garbage. The cause of death of Franz Kafka and the main character in this novella is particularly the same. …

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  • The Theme Of Alienation In Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

    “Metamorphosis” is a novella written by Franz Kafka and published in 1915. It is about a story of Gregor Samsa, the protagonist, who awakes one morning from a dream and finds himself transformed into a gigantic insect. “Metamorphosis” is divided into three chapters: the first chapter is about the transformation and reaction of Gregor, the second chapter is about the family tries to accommodate him after his transformation and the final chapter is about the family ignores his existence until his…

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  • A Literary Analysis Of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

    Zachary Husain #087 Ms. Cindi DeWitt September 1st, 2015 IB English A1 HL Analysis of Gregor Franz Kafka, the author of The Metamorphosis, was born into the world with unexceptional circumstances. According to, Franz Kafka’s father, had a profound impact on both Kafka’s life and writing. Kafka’s father was a tyrant of sorts, and did not even have a slight appreciation for Kafka’s creative side, because of his father’s actions and personality, Kafka’s characters in his literature…

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  • The White Tiger Analysis

    In The White Tiger, Arvind Adiga, presents a protagonist Balram Halwai who struggles to come to terms with his new identity. While working as a cook, dishcleaner and a driver, Halwai transforms himself into a master. He differentiates himself from his master through actions with consequences. Revolting against the brutality of Ashok and Pinky Madam, he is able to affirm the identity of a successful entrepreneur from a Rikshaw Puller's nameless son 'Munna'. In three years of schooling, a school…

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  • Examples Of Ambiguity In Literature

    want it to be. It gives the audience freedom, which is desired in literature to escape reality. To give clarity to a reader limits an individual’s imagination, therefore disabling freedom and ultimately making the literature undesirable to read. Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis leaves every reader with various ambiguous meanings. However, Kafka meant to do this under the premise that it would assist the reader to think of his or her own life with a deeper meaning. The deplorable tale of Gregor…

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