Franz Kafka Being An Outsider Analysis

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To some, being an outsider could be preferred, and to some it could be a bad thing. Imagine you are the primary source of your family's care and living, but all of it comes to a stop because you all of a sudden become a cockroach. This is an what happens to Gregor Samsa and because of it, he is forced to be an outsider by society. In the story “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka we meet Gregor Samsa, a successful business man who wakes up as a cockroach one morning. Because of Gregor's change, he is treated with care from his sister, but the bond starts to erase when Gregor's family members see him as a disgusting being and a waste of space, so they move away from thinking the giant bug in the apartment is Gregor. Remember, Gregor had no factor on whether he changed form or not. It just happened. In “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, Gregor samsa is forced to be an outsider from society. A reason why Gregor is forced to be an outsider by society is he never had a choice to change form to cockroach but he was still treated poorly by his family. To better understand, in the story, Gregor is assaulted verbally and physically by his father. Gregor's father “... without for the moment taking accurate aim, …show more content…

He can't help his actions. What readers should understand is that Gregor woke up as a cockroach and could not communicate like a human, walk like a human, he didn't eat what a human ate, and he had the characteristics and actions of a cockroach. In one example, what happens is Gregor thinks he is talking to his family but he realizes they can't understand him. Also, he eats garbage, hides from people, and avoids light and open areas. This experience shows that Gregor had no choice but to be isolated because the cockroach lifestyle came to him naturally along with his physical form. There may be an argument, but these are the reasons Gregor is forced to be an outcast by

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