1. Almost from the very beginning of Gregor’s metamorphosis, Mr. Samsa has been unwilling to accept Gregor as his son. Furthermore, Gregor’s transformation into an offensive form of an insect, constantly reminds Mr. Samsa of the grotesque, feeble, and pathetic aberration that he has fathered. Consequently, now that Gregor has genuinely revealed himself in all his audacious behavior, his cruel father is driven to destroy him. In his eyes, Gregor has become everything loathsome to him—scrawny, parasitic, and futile—not the kind of son this once successful and ambitious storekeeper could be proud of.
Gregor is just an ordinary guy who hates his job but is forced to continue so as to feed his family. Gregor reacts very mildly to his transformation. The morning when he finds out he is more interested in going to work rather than freaking out. He isolates in his bedroom himself trying not to be seen by his parents. He is depressed and contemplates about his state and its effect on his family.
The content never clarifies why Gregor changes, fitting with Kafka 's significant enthusiasm for the irregular, sad silliness of life. The sudden change likewise demonstrates the shortcoming of the psyche, which can 't control the physical reality of the body. When he first perceives his change, he doesn 't show up fundamentally troubled by it, and treats it very nearly like any customary unsettling influence to his rest, as though it were not by any means strange. As the story advances, he stays concentrated on generally standard concerns, for example, losing his occupation, his physical solace, and his family 's money related circumstance. We likewise start to take in the points of interest of Gregor 's human life.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka draws on and transforms “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider” from Metamorphoses by Ovid to tell a similar story while meeting the criteria of magical realism. One of the several ways that The Metamorphosis draws on “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider” is by containing the aspect of a human being converted into an insect. Another way Kafka draws on Ovid’s tale is by including an underlying meaning to the story. However, he transforms the myth by replacing Ovid’s hidden meaning with his own. He does this
After the commotion of Gregor first day of becoming a bug he had awoke to the smell of food from which his sister made this shows that his sister Grete has accepted the fact that Gregor is not himself and he wont be able to work again if he doesn’t change back. While Gregor was still a bug he started to get the hang of his new bug like abilities like climbing up the wall this is similar to the supernatural talent of some heroes in the
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.
Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis is the tragic story of young travelling salesman Gregor Samsa who becomes alienated by his family after he transforms overnight into a giant insect. The Metamorphosis, while open to various interpretations, clearly depicts Kafka’s own views of the suffocating capitalist socio-economic structure and the struggles for power that occur within one. In The Metamorphosis, Kafka illustrates the incessant oppression that occurs as a result of a rigidly capitalist society. First, Kafka illustrates the expendability of workers in a capitalist society with the role of Gregor at his workplace and within his family. Gregor is a traveling salesman, utterly unimportant to the company to which he dedicates his life.
"Most people don't realize this, but there are twice as many neglected children in the United States as there are physically and sexually abused combined,” (Perry, 2007). Neglect is among everyone; even Gregor in the story “The Metamorphosis.” In the story, “The metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka, the main character, Gregor, transformed into a sizable insect-like creature. There were major outcomes that came from this transformation, one of them being neglect he faced from his family. This corresponds to the many people at this moment that are facing some form of neglect, particularly a young girl named Danielle. Neglect was immensely reflected in the story, “The Metamorphosis.” When Gregor had first transformed into an insect, his mom couldn’t stand the thought of even looking at him, and when she did, she’d burst into tears as if she was disappointed.
With such a title, one might expect that this story will express the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly, but with Kafka’s troubled upbringing, abuse and feelings of being devalued for most of his life, it’s easy to see how Kafka felt the need to symbolically dehumanize himself. Kafka’s choice of human-to-insect transformation exudes self-loathing because there’s nothing lower than a cockroach. While Gregor is the one who took on the grotesque transformation, it’s actually his family’s behavior towards his change which conveys complete hostility. Grete, for one, had enough near the end when she said, “If it were Gregor, he would have realized long ago that it isn't possible for human beings to live with such a creature, and he would have gone away of his own free will” (Kafka). It’s very disheartening knowing that his own family couldn’t handle his transformation when his first thought in the morning was getting to work on time for their
Nothing brings people together more than a shared tragedy. In Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, this important theme of tragedy is highly present, where the struggle is what causes bonding between the family members. Gregor, having metamorphosed affected his family greatly. Over time, his family had to adapt to the tragic transformation of Gregor, in order for them to live a comfortable and pleasant life. Having each understood that change is difficult to endure, they all metamorphosed, though instead of physically like Gregor they changed mentally.