Examples Of Neglect In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

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"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. Furthermore, the father had spite for his son and after he transformed; their relationship worsened and took a turn for the worst. Gregor’s parents were never there or even cared for him, and that’s one of the ways that neglect comes through in the story. As for Gregor’s sister; she knew she would have to take on the roll as a caregiver after their parents no longer wanted anything to do with Gregor. As time passed, his sister …show more content…

Many people die from neglect much like Gregor did in the story. Gregor transformed into an insect-like creature and from then he was neglected which eventually lead to the reason he died. Danielle was extremely neglected by her mother and that affected the way she grew up. Danielle was malnourished and had insect bites from head to toe. When Danielle was finally taken in to receive help, she didn't know how to act around other people. Danielle would growl at the doctors and nurses who got close to her, much like a malnourished animal would. Gregor and Danielle both had one connection; they suffered from

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