Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

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Kafka also expands upon the importance of the individual by exploring Gregor’s disconnect between his mind and body. Gregor’s transformation completely alters his appearance to others, but it leaves his mind unchanged, creating a disunity between his body and his mind. When Gregor first gets out of his bed after waking up, for example, he tries to stand upright to which he has much difficulty because his body is not used to standing like a human anymore. He also thinks of going to work, despite the fact that he can’t do so by any means, and when Grete leaves him the milk at the beginning of Part two, he is surprised to find he doesn’t like it anymore, even though milk used to be his favorite drink when he was human. He continues to think with
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