The fact that we cannot understand our body and how it reacts to different situations makes us vulnerable to fear and suffering. We enjoy things because we fill pleasure out of it; however, when something bad happens in the process, we tend to live in it forever. According to Lucretius, this is one of the things that contribute to the suffering and fear that we are frightened of. For example, a person falls in love and when they break-up it becomes a fantasy that someone cannot wake up from. The mind plays an important role in dealing with the experiences.
Pain, discomfort, suffering, depression, does not exist. Citizens of this world are conditioned from a young age to seek pleasure above all: to be satisfied with where they are, to be addicted to a drug that takes away all negative emotions, to be “happy. ”When young they are conditioned to like certain things, like outdoor sports, but have a disdain for other things, such as flowers. In this situation, people would enjoy the recreational use of the outdoors, but dislike it enough that they want to come back to the city. Essentially, they are conditioned to ultimately “consume manufactured articles as well as transportation”(Huxley 23).
Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “Man is the cruelest animal.” In regards to The Metamorphosis, Gregor’s family is less human than Gregor – even if he is in the body of a bug. In chapter 1, it is explained that Gregor worked long and hard in order to support his family while they did not enter the workforce for five years. In return, when Gregor wakes up as a bug, no one in his family throw themselves to find a way to ‘bring Gregor back’. Although he is a bug, he possesses human thoughts and behaves in a respectful manner when his sister enters his room every day. Gregor’s morals and love for his family are not accepted by his family, instead he is locked in his room separated from society and his family does not even offer to help him. The cruelty
To further understand how to deal with suffering, one must explore suffering’s origin and what it means to suffer. What is suffering then? “Simply stated, suffering is anything which hurts or irritates” and “covers a wide spectrum; it can be pain or grief even emotional pain on a personal level”
In beginning of the novel Grete is submissive younger sister, who listens to her parents and does not voice her opinions. Upon finding out about Gregor’s metamorphosis she originally is reduced to tears, for her family has keep her sheltered from society, thus Grete was just an innocent young girl. However as the chapter progresses Grete turns into the only person in the family who is willing to tolerate Gregor in his insect form, Grete grows assertive protecting Gregor and continuing to treat him as her brother. As Grete continues to care for Gregor their parents begin to see Grete as a proper independent and competent woman; however, once Grete is required to work as a shop girl while also maintaining her studies her patience and fortitude begin to dwindle.
He explains that naturally an individual must undergoe various emotions in order if the indivual wants to become conscious of experiencing happiness. As the professorexplains, humans must experience pain on oreer to make the distinction to recognize happiness. Once again the director, cleverl fails to correlate how the scientists were able to conclude to such results without necessarily presenting factual data, but do present the next emotionally-charged stoty in order to evoke one’s emotions and not
While these emotions give people great happiness and attachment, these also can cause grief, sadness, and anguish. In the “Brave New World,” people have sexual relationships for pleasure, although they never have relationships with emotions as it is considered abnormal to feel an attachment or love for someone. Marriages and families are non-existent (Huxley 60). Scientific truth includes discoveries, the beauty of language and conclusions made from experiences. These truths are sacrificed for happiness.
The Repercussions of Cruelty Cruel actions lead to cruel endings. Gregor Samsa, the protagonist in Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, is turned into a bug from the mental and emotional abuse by the hands of his own family. The cruelty in the Samsa household is apparent from the beginning of the storyline. Their neglect and lack of compassion for Gregor's condition immediately sets the dark and miserable mood of the novella. Gregor’s whole existence has been about caring for his family and making sacrifices for their well being.
In The Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka cruelty is what stemmed Gregor’s change into a large bug and subconsciously motivated him to end his life. Gregor’s new form was a depiction of how he already felt in his household, trapped, voiceless, and small. As Gregor’s metamorphosis developed so did the characters cruelty which affected both the perpetrators and the victims. The Samasa family’s cruelty was demonstrated both physically and mentally by Gregor’s father driving him back into his room, throwing apples at him and by Grete’s use of the word “it”.
Emotional pain can cause someone to fall into depression because words can hurt more than physical pain. With this type of pain it causes someone to feel down yet never to lose faith. Doctor King said, “ With this faith we will be able to work together, to play together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” The common emotion one feels with no change in society is anger, with angered people, they rise for the better. With that emotion people outraged for the change many people yearn for.
The Pursuit of Happiness It is a fundamental aspect of society and of mankind that individuals seek their own happiness. Almost every aspect of life centres on the importance of self-fulfillment, and throughout history, the often selfish nature of man loans itself to the idea that life is about pursuing one’s own happiness. In a perfect world, the search for satisfaction in life would go unheeded, and every man would come to realize a perfect sense of self. Unfortunately, there are often many challenges and compromising aspects of society that inhibit individuals from achieving happiness.
Human suffering is a major topic in both “All Quiet on the Western Front” and in “Civilization and its Discontents”. Sigmund Freud discuses and presents his theory’s on how people and society work and think while Maria Remarque describes the Life of a German solider in World War One. Freud underlines the reasons why humans suffer and Remarque describes a story where these aspect of suffering are present. Suffering is part of everyone’s lives and is present in society for several of reasons. People, their own body’s and the world around them causes suffering.
1.2 Cause of suffering Suffering or evil could be divided into two major categories: physical and moral. Both have their own cause. Every action or deed has its own particular motive to do or to present. Whatever happens in the life, immediately we ask “why” and we search the reason for it. Especially when man faces trials and tribulations, he asks why all these things are happening in his life and what he has done to undergo this.
We can see that Gregor’s sister takes all of the responsibility for Gregor’s well-being during Part 2 of the story. Eventually, however, the lack of food that Gregor receives suggest that the family has stopped loving Gregor and now just view, him as a burden they wish to be rid of. Gregor is not the only one that makes a transition in this
In the story we are only mentioned about Gregor’s metamorphosis and no one else really. But if you read the story closely, you start to realize that another character is also going through their own metamorphosis and that person is Gregor little sister, Grete. Grete metamorphosis is a little different from Gregor, mainly since he becomes into a giant insect, because she turns from a child into a very well presented adult. This is mentioned near the end of the story when her parents say that she has become into a fine young woman. This discussion will be a comparison of the two sibling’s metamorphosis on how they are alike and different.