To conclude, Kafka, a man who, when he writes, makes us notice the toxic relationship that he had with his family (specially with his father) and that he was follower of Marxist ideas among others. Some concepts of his are conveyed by the presence of inanimate objects in his writing where the coach, the food, the father´s uniform and the furniture symbolizes each a different thought. Not only he used inanimate objects to express ideas but to further develop character facets and behaviors. Therefore, the reader, connects himself with the story and believe what his/her eyes read because those behaviors and ideas conveyed and symbolized by these inanimate objects give a sense of realism to the unrealistic and impossible
Kafka uses diction and symbolism to convey the family’s dissatisfaction and the deterioration in their family ties. Each family member acquires a job to compensate the loss of Gregor’s salary. Kafka writes: “They were fulfilling to the utmost the demands the world makes on the poor: Gregor’s father fetched breakfast for the petty employees at the bank, his mother sacrificed herself for the underclothes of strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind the shop counter at her costumers’ behest... And the wound in Gregor’s back would begin to ache anew when… Gregor’s mother…would say: ‘shut the door now Grete’; and Gregor was left in the dark again” (Kafka
Stanley Corngold states “The Metamorphosis” displays “the desire to represent a state of mind directly in language” meaning Kafka tries to show his thoughts and intentions directly through his writing (Corngold 84). Kafka is an excellent writer in the way he transmits the intent of his thoughts onto paper, through his incredibly well thought out symbolism and metaphors. The uniqueness of Kafka can be best described by Walter Sokel, who writes “It is difficult to place Kafka in a literary tradition” due to his nightmarish and absurd storytelling there are not many authors that can be compared to Kafka
The next step is to explain the aversion to the body fluids, rotten food, illnesses, and wounds, appearing in the novella. Lastly, by taking into account Kafka’s biographical aspects, parallels between Gregor’s exclusion and social ostracising of Jews back then can be drawn. Thus, in this essay, I will argue that Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis can be read through the lens of Kristeva’s notion of the abject, which manifests itself on the bodily, familial and socio-cultural levels in the text, as related to the protagonist Gregor Samsa. (<= THESIS
There will come a time where a person will have to rebel against something or someone to find inner peace or freedom. This is exactly what happens in “The Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka. Kafka uses material circumstances and commodification to show how the Hunger Artist is rebelling against society, while everyone else seems to be conforming to what 's popular at the time. The Hunger Artist is valued, or commodified, for his ability to last many days without any source of nutrition. The people in the village were completely infatuated with his frail malnourished body.
In Section II of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Kafka demonstrates how the shift in power from one person to another affects everyone’s social standing. Kafka illustrates that when one exploits another’s weakness, they are able to gain a sense of empowerment, which leads to a false sense of security in the social hierarchy. This is illustrated through Grete and her occuring metamorphosis. When one find the achilles’ heel of another, they learn exploit it to gain a sense of superiority, which leads them to believe a false sense of rise in the social hierarchy. Through the capitalistic system, one’s weakness can prove to be another’s stepping stone towards the rise in power.
This is especially true with Kafka, one of the two main characters in Kafka on the Shore. His story follows the pattern of many Greek myths, in particular the tragic tale of Oedipus. Kafka’s call to adventure is when “[his] mother left, she didn’t take [Kafka], but took your sister” (83) and when his father prophesized that Kafka would “kill his father and be with [his] mother and sister” (187). Both of these events happened at a young age and this spurred him to run away from home to find the truth. In ancient Greek myths, while finding the truth may not have been their goal, the heroes in those tales were often called to action by some sort of tragedy that affected them, like Kafka.
Relationships are important for any human being and great ones can shape who we are and who we become. In Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis Grete's relationship with her brother is shown to be strong and to have its role in making her who she is. Kafka uses phrasing and word choice to impactfully illustrate the effect of Gregor's metamorphosis on Grete. From the beginning of the novella, Grete has great respect for her brother. This is shown by the way she asked Gregor to open the door.
While someone turning into a bug may not be realistic, it represents much more that since the theme is not explicitly stated in the story. However, using Gregor’s thoughts and actions allows the reader to interpret the theme. Kafka uses Gregor and the changes of other characters as a symbol to convey the theme that alienation can cause people to feel disconnected from their lives. In the midst of the novella, it can be seen that Gregor is kept in his room from the rest of his family and previous life. However, earlier in the book his family and the chief clerk were desperate for him to open the door.
Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a pronounced German novelist and short story writer, he is very well known as one of the main figures of 20th-century fiction (Reference). His work, which vehemence elements of pragmatism and the imaginary, naturally features isolated characters faced by weird or surrealistic predicaments and unintelligible social-bureaucratic powers, and has been inferred as exploring themes of estrangement, existential concern, fault, and incongruity (Reference). The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka 's (1916) describing a young salesman’s transformation from human being into giant creature and relating his consequent experiences within his family circle. "Metamorphosis," reflect a recognition on the part