Extended Metaphors In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka focuses on the twisted hidden identity of people and how it affects the society when it is reveled. Kafka depicts this ugly truth through an exaggerated extended metaphor of Gregor Samsa’s random transformation to a bug. Gregor is a travel salesman who found himself “transformed…into a horrible vermin” (1) one morning, and this transformation is what causes Gregor and everything around him to change: the ones he loved, the ones loved him, and the rest of the society. Kafka’s usage of extended metaphor crates an understated tone, which argues the restricted social norms and social rejections when one revels his or her true self. Kafka compares the idea of your true self to a bug to unravel how everyone—including

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