She is driven by the will to gain practical value and uses Gregor’s transfiguration to reach her goal. Before Gregor’s transformation, she was considered “as being a little useless” (28), a pretty, innocent girl with not much worth. However, after Gregor loses his value by turning into a vermin, she gains value as his caretaker; through her exclusive ability to tend Gregor, she benefits from Gregor’s misfortune. To her family, she becomes the guide of action for matters regarding Gregor. Her perspective towards Gregor’s existence changes once again when she begins work at a shop.
The story is not only called “The Metamorphosis” because he is an insect, but it symbolizes the change in his life from this process. Gregor’s life entirely changes when this transformation happens to him. Despite Gregor’s appreciation for being alone, he constantly would listen in on his family’s conversations (Kafka 480). This shows that Gregor was hurt by his isolation, and that is was not such a great thing anymore now that it is forced on him from his family (Kafka 491). He has no choice but to remain unseen in order to please them and avoid
Kafka, has suggested the most grotesque nature of this dung beetle, but most notably in the beginning of the book and eventually leading to his catastrophic death.Gregor Samsa patiently accepts the hardships that he has no option but to face as an insect or as a human being devoid of complaints. Gregor Samsa, even as a travelling salesman lacked the charisma of a contented cheerful life. The melancholic path in life choose him, for instance, all the other travelling salesmen in the hotel where he stayed, would arrive for breakfast just after Gregor was done with the placement of his order.This perspective of Gregor towards others, orient towards their duties and responsibilities which affected him, because of the unsatiated-ness that was there within him, because of the hard-work he was putting in to pay off his parents debts while the other travelling salesman just had a peaceful and joyful journey. It wasn't the hard-work that had the alienating impact on Gregor but it was the lack of a companion.Gregor did not have time to dwell about what he wanted to do. He just wanted to pay off his parents debts and move out of the firm because of the unfavourable conditions, that prevailed.Gregor worked for a tenure of five years in the firm, without a day off but on the one day on which his somatic metamorphosis took place, the chief clerk was sent in to find out what has happened.
Franz Kafka starts his story, The Metamorphosis, by transforming his main character into a vermin, one of the most disgusting and loathsome insects. With Gregor’s transformation, Kafka is exposing a metaphorical view of how life can be shown in a tangible, physical way. Gregor’s metamorphosis consists in his insides coming out. His new state of being reflects his life and his inner thoughts. A cockroach is a tangible representation of how he feels about his life and the relationship with his family.
The existence of Gregor as a monster-like creature brings extreme disruption to the household, in which Gregor’s parents begin to work due to the lack of income. Kafka particularly used the disgusting image of a bug in order to convey the disgust and disdain of a
In “The Metamorphosis”, we have a son who had given everything and had devoted himself to help his family. It is so, that he worked himself until he was nothing, but a useless insect and was alienated from his family circle, the people he tried to truly help. He gave his all, and that wasn’t enough to be accepted and helped after he became this “monster”. We have a character that his work made him become almost nothing, he was rejected by his family and even though he was in this complex situation he tried to do what was best for his family. Even in his state he makes the impossible to find all the reasons and way to work and to not cause more trouble.
The Metamorphosis illustrates the consequences of assimilation for the Jewish identity and human sense of self through Gregor’s struggles to communicate, the betrayal of his father, his loss of civic identity when he can no longer work, and the isolation that accompanies the bourgeois lifestyle. Kafka drew from his personal experiences as well as contemporary politics to frame the anxiety of the Samsa household. The Judaism passed onto Franz Kafka from his father left him longing for something more, something Gregor hungers for as well in The Metamorphosis. Isolation and despair fill the pages of Gregor Samsa’s tale but it is the hunger Gregor cannot satisfy. He eventually copes with his loneliness and finds hope beyond his despair, but the hunger is more problematic.
The narrator said, “During the first fortnight, Gregor’s parents could not bring themselves to enter his room…” He has been disconnected from his family to the point where they’re emotionally unstable and unable to treat him as he deserves with affection and comfort to help him cope with his metamorphosis. The narrator shows this disconnection before the mutation,”Gregor later earned so much money that he was in a position to cover the expenses for the entire family…” He later described the exchange not “particularly warm”. Gregor feels alienated by his parents because of the lack of affection for him providing for them. This change has long since happened but is in full affect more than ever since the transmutation. Overall Gregor has changed both physically and emotionally.
Most people judge outsiders by the way they dress, how they look, and who they hang out with or talk to. In the story “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, Gregor, was a boy who was turned into some sort of bug in the beginning of the story. As the story went on, Gregor's family started to isolate him for everything that they did. Towards the ending of the story “The Metamorphosis” Gregor’s family started caring less about him, especially his sister who was trying to help him. In Franz Kafka’s story “The Metamorphosis” Gregor a hard working
She continues this conversation and ends up crying, wanting to get rid of Gregor to end this suffering that they have been enduring for way too long. Her outburst shows that she has completely changed in the treatment towards Gregor, and this was the tipping point of Grete’s sympathy and caring of him. In the beginning, she treated him like her brother, but now she treats him like a bug that needs to be gotten rid of. When she finds out that Gregor has passed, it is apparent she is happy to move on with life. She throws out the boarders of the apartment and writes a letter to her employer for a day off.