The family reacts in such shock that they leave Gregor in his room and they are scared to even see Gregor in his bug form. While Gregor’s father and mother were both unable to look or even bare to take care of their transformed son, their daughter, Grete, took on the role as care taker of Gregor. The short story is written in such great detail of how Gregor was treated and what happened during the life of his metamorphosis. Throughout the story Grete continued to try to make Gregor’s situation better and it was impressive that she tried to do the things she did for Gregor, but near the end of the story she begins to question whether Gregor is still in the form that used to be her brother. Although the story ends tragically for Gregor, the story portrays Grete to grow stronger in the end and how she became a
All his family members one by one enquired about the condition since he was very late for work, even the manager himself arrived at the home due to his absence in the office. Family members were concerned about the health of Gregor and they were trying to make his manager believe that he is not well that is the only reason he was late to work. Although managing his transformed structure was getting very difficult for Gregor, he was putting in great effort to open the door. People are seemingly upset thinking that Gregor is shrugging off his
Slowly, he is rejected by his family who he adores, showing us just how important he was within the family unit. The family take Gregor for granted. “I have responsibilities for my parents and my sister”(101), Gregor is the sole provider for the family; being the only one to uphold a job. Without him, they would not be able to afford simple necessities. His family as a result, become lethargic; weak and
Soon after dating Maxine, he grows closer to her family. Not long after Gogol begins to distance himself from his own family. Later in their relationship Gogol gets word that his dad has died. Gogol sees his relationship with Maxine as the main purpose of why he became distant with his family and calls off the relationship. After calling off the relationship Gogol becomes guilty for letting this happen to himself and his family.
When Willy goes to talk to his boss about transferring to New York since he is getting older and it would be easier, he ends up being fired. He is now destroyed by the news and tries to meet up with his sons to eat but when they saw the conditions he was in, they left and let him there alone. Later when they are at the house already their mother reclaims to them why they left their father alone on the restaurant and Biff explodes and says that it was all a lie and they were all living his dads crazy unrealistic expectations and that he was sick of it. Willy seems lost in his craziness and decides to kill himself thinking that it would be the best. At the end we can see how no one shows up at his funeral which makes the reader see how “well liked” he
“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin,” (part 1 p.76). Gregor is not dismayed by his overnight transformation but is only worried about getting to work on time. “The next train went at seven; to catch that he would have to make frantic haste and his samples weren’t even packed up yet;” (part 1, p 78). Gregor can barely get out of bed and he is worried about how he will make it to work. It is not until he interacts with members of his family that the effects of his transformation truly affect him.
The protagonist Gregor, a traveling salesman and the sole support of his family, suddenly transforms into an insect in a morning. Since he is no longer a human and cannot fulfill his usual role, he is gradually abandoned by his family who consider him a misfortune. The root of the tragedy - the metamorphosis - seems to many readers, at least at the first
Gregor’s Family Response It is evident that Gregor’s family still considers him as part of the family in spite of his transformation into an insect. However, the sense of family integrity and community is significantly compromised since his new image prevents the family from sharing food or spending time together in the same room. It is evident that the family is stressed to the extent that they feel repulsed at the mere sight of him. His mother suffers the most since she faints when she sees him (Kafka 56), while his father chases him around when he leaves his room and does not bother to visit him. Meanwhile, his sister only takes care of him because she feels it is her duty do so and not because she cares for him.
The thought having to work, interacting with strangers frightened me and it was something I feel like I was putting off. Everyday I welcomed my father home when he returned from work always exhausted and worn out, although that's what is expected working in construction. Sitting at the kitchen table I remember I would ask how far did he go, how was the drive back, is the project almost done, just questions to see how it was going and he would ask how I was. Sometime it seemed like I was just taking him for granted, always asking him for money, new things yet I did not want to go work, I did not know the struggle, the hard work that needed to be done. At some point, the
To pay for his school fees became a headache. All this happened at the time he was living with his foster father. Out of frustration, Abraham, the father of Francis also moved to the city for a better life after the divorce. Due to job scarcity, he ended up being a male servant in one businessman by name Yaw Osafo – Maafo who welcomed him to his house. His job was to be taking the kids to the school every morning, and to bring them back when they closed.