Vince Dinh Mr. Platt IB English SL 2 Mar 2018 The Representative Transformation of Gregor in The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, known for defining a new grotesque, or kafkaesque, genre of literature, explores the life of a travelling salesman after his unfortunate transformation into a giant vermin. As the novella progresses, Gregor Samsa becomes anything but human after the titular metamorphosis occurs. During his human life, being a hardworking salesman for his family, Gregor Samsa exuded common traits of the typical middle-class worker during the time, such as that he worked tirelessly for his family. Thereby, his intentions are selfless in nature when he chooses to provide money for the family instead of affection. Yet,
The way Marx envisioned how working conditions may be bettered in a communist world is that the labourers should work in a social relations context so that they feel comfortable performing their jobs (Sayers 2011: 81), rather than working only to feed their stomachs. If this is achieved, then alienation would not be an issue anymore, because then, the workers would be in control of their time rather than being exploited. In the past, history has proven time and time again through the 1848 Revolutions, and the Communist revolutions of Russia and Cuba, that due to the alienation of work and inequality, the working class rose up against the class of the bourgeoisie. In these instances, communism was the only way out of the labourers’ suffrage to live a life where they are in control of their time, instead of living under harsh conditions where they sleep where they work. Overall, there are examples throughout history that indicate that capitalism does eventually lead to communism.
We should consider the environment that we work in and the value that it adds to our lives rather than thinking about the financial benefits only. Another takeaway I got from the reading was that at the end, the journey is more important than the reward we are going to get from it. This idea of enjoying what you do as an entrepreneur made me realize, why for example professional athletes live a more satisfying life than many other business people. Most of the athletes are so passionate about their sport that their hard work, training and the actual game that they live for the experience and their passion rather than the check they will receive at the end of the
Is the projection of his own life, as seen through the similarities between Gregor Samsa and the author, a creative method with a purpose of exposing the struggles of a human being who lives without personal aspirations by obligation? In The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka writes about the life of Gregor Samsa, a middle aged man that has been overwhelmed by the stress of having to work full time in order to support his parents and his younger sister; all of a sudden, he woke up as an insect. Despite the surrealness within the plot that Gregor Samsa has created, it does not distinguish itself from his characteristics as a writer and a human being. Throughout the story, the reader follows the series of absurd events that occur to Gregor Samsa in his
Unlike humans many insects can only grow after molting or shedding their entire body. A process which can occur upwards of 20+ times in an insects life. Insect molting can be dangerous, the insect must have a clean air or water source to expand its size before their exoskeleton hardens again. Much to the human dismay, we don’t have wings like most insects. Many insects have two pairs of wings, although insects like flies have one pair of wings
However, the roles that each bee fills are marginally more complicated compared to ants. There are three different types of bees in a colony queens, drones, and workers. Honey bee queens, similar to ant queens, primarily breed, but they also produce “pheromones that serve as a social ‘glue’ unifying and helping to give individual identity to a bee colony” (Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium). Drones are the male bees of the hive and only present during the warmer periods of the year, because they starve during the winter after being kicked out of colonies with a queen. Their one commitment is to fertilize virgin queens.
Essentially what Watson is expressing is that Capitalists exploit workers by paying them less than they are worth in order to extract enough profit from them to enable them to be able to survive within the capitalist system. This system works in favour for the Capitalist but in essence in opposition to the labourer who is getting less money for what their labour is worth. Under a capitalist economy where the worker is exploited makes the employment relationship very conflictual in the marxarian view highlights Edwards,et al. (2006). This exploitation in work that happens under a capitalist economy is the reason why Marx arrived at the conclusion that working in this system would be very conflictual and oppressive.
Always see yourself succeeding. Being successful is your main objective and if won’t think success then your dream might fade before you achieve it. Thinking success will keep your mind focused on what you want to be hence, it is a vital feature for any entrepreneur to have for them to realize success. 2. Always Plan Accordingly Proper planning is one of the foremost factors for any entrepreneur to employ.