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    Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, awakes one morning to find out that he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. From his bed, he looks around his room, adjusting physically and mentally to his new body and wondering if he hasn’t been dreaming. But when he tries to turn over onto his right side and can’t, he realizes that it is no dream, that indeed he is an insect, complete with a hard shell for a back, wriggling legs, and feelers. At last, plagued by guilt, Gregor agrees with his sister that the only solution is for him to disappear. At three o’clock in the morning, he dies. The new cleaning woman discovers his body. She alerts the Samsas, and then she quickly sweeps up Gregor’s corpse. The Samsa family decides to take a ride in the country. They now pin all their hopes for the future on Grete who, despite her ordeal, has grown into a beautiful, prospective bride.…

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    Franz Kafka, in his book The Metamorphosis, writes about a young traveling salesman named Gregor Samsa, who one day wakes up to find himself turned into a large insect. The narrator, as well as the main character, don’t have a clue as to what happened, the only thing that the reader can infer is that Gregor’s state is irreversible. As the story goes on, we learn about his job, his hopes and dreams, as well as his worries. The tragic thing is that he can’t communicate with his family or those…

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    Gregor Samsa underwent many changes in The Metamorphosis , however, this story also portrays minor characters’ transformation. Gregor's metamorphosis complicates the circumstances, considering the Samsa family already had financial problems to deal with. After Gregor dies, the family's financial problems fail to subside, but they no longer need to support their son. He was a burden on the family and it was difficult for them to take care of him. Afterwards, everything seemed to resolve itself,…

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    odd situation to express existential views. The short story reflects on the story of the Samsa family and how they respond to the transition of their son’s/ brothers transition into a vermin. Gregor Samsa is an existential character in that feels alienated, lived through anguish and despair and lead a life of absurdity. First and Foremost, the main character, Gregor Samsa wakes up as a bug without any explanation,…

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    sudden transformation of Gregor Samsa, in Franz Kafka’s novel, The Metamorphosis into a ghastly vermin brings no attempt from him or his family to cure him or alleviate his unfortunate situation. This kind of reaction is perplexing because of modern society 's tendency and willingness to try to fix the most dire situations. Despite the metamorphosis happening over night, the Samsa family accepts this change without any resistance and instead adapts to a new way of life. The Samsa…

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    can be drawn between Gregor Samsa and Franz Kafka, whose names are very similar in letter count and sound. This use of name parallel is common for autobiographical fiction, as seen in Bioshock’s parallel to Atlas Shrugged, employing the use of Andrew Ryan in stead of Ayn Rand. The family and situation depicted in The Metamorphosis mirrors that of Kafka’s real life. Like Gregor, Kafka disliked his authoritarian father, and felt compelled to work a job he disliked in order to financially support…

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    nonsense?”(87). The Metamorphosis, written in 1913 by the German author Franz Kafka, tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who wakes up one day turned into a giant cockroach. Throughout the story, the reader can appreciate the consequences that occur when the main character of the story goes through a transformation that subsequently disrupts the family routine. His family is now forced to make significant changes to their way of life in order to survive economically now that…

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    In consideration with these facts, it is apparent that Gregor is a silenced individual. His silences are caused by how the patriarchal society they belong to constructed each character in the story. All of them are encompassed in the rules and stereotypes raised by patriarchy. Gregor Samsa is the embodiment of Franz Kafka's life. Kafka used Gregor as a medium to voice out his silences. Based on the definitions of patriarchy given by Rich and Johnson, it is to be said that the effects of the…

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    Kafka’s protagonist Gregor Samsa is the victim of oppression and alienation due to his transformation into a roach. Virginia Woolf’s narrator finds that women are being marginalized base on the opinions of men. According to Sascha Bru, modernist writers “depicted society in a state of disintegration and dehumanization.” (Page 111) Writers worked to break tradition and established social views. Frank Kafka’s Metamorphosis reinforced the idea of oppression and alienation through Gregor’s…

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    The Metamorphosis Kafka tells his story through the life of the character Gregor Samsa. To begin with, Franz childhood was not easy especially growing up without his siblings and we see how alone he felt through Gregor. Kafka lost his three sisters during the Holocaust and his two younger brothers at infancy when he was six years old. It is easy to understand the loneliness…

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