Analysis of The Metamorphosis Sarvesh Sortee 2013A4PS093P ‘The Metamorphosis’ is centered on Gregor Samsa and his family consisting of his parents and his younger sister, Grete. Gregor is a travelling salesman. Gregor is compelled to work for his employer as his father is indebted to him. One day he wakes up and finds himself transformed into an insect. There is no clue provided whatsoever for the cause.
"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.
Gregor is an ordinary man. He is a travel salesmen that has a very dull life. He works everyday to support his family. This makes it all the more shocking when he wakes up one day and realizes that he has transformed into a bug! “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin,” (part 1 p.76).
Particularly, in The Metamorphosis, the power simply shifts from one person to another. As previously discussed, Gregor became the breadwinner of the family after his father’s business crashed, illustrating the transfer of power from Mr. Samsa to Gregor. After Gregor’s incapacitating transformation, Grete begins to gain authority in the house. She takes on the job of feeding Gregor, a task that even his mother is afraid to do. Additionally, Grete removes furniture from Gregor’s room, which on the surface may seem like a benevolent gesture to allow Gregor to move more freely.
The content never clarifies why Gregor changes, fitting with Kafka 's significant enthusiasm for the irregular, sad silliness of life. The sudden change likewise demonstrates the shortcoming of the psyche, which can 't control the physical reality of the body. When he first perceives his change, he doesn 't show up fundamentally troubled by it, and treats it very nearly like any customary unsettling influence to his rest, as though it were not by any means strange. As the story advances, he stays concentrated on generally standard concerns, for example, losing his occupation, his physical solace, and his family 's money related circumstance. We likewise start to take in the points of interest of Gregor 's human life.
In the tale of The Metamorphosis, a man named Gregor Samsa lives the life of a giant bug unexpectedly as it rained one evening, Gregor awoke to his body being a giant bug with a white spot on his belly. This posed as no threat to Gregor because he was marked for greatness. He began evaluating his surroundings and realized the time. It seemed as if a season had passed. Gregor quickly realized he will be late for work.
Franz Kafka starts his story, The Metamorphosis, by transforming his main character into a vermin, one of the most disgusting and loathsome insects. With Gregor’s transformation, Kafka is exposing a metaphorical view of how life can be shown in a tangible, physical way. Gregor’s metamorphosis consists in his insides coming out. His new state of being reflects his life and his inner thoughts. A cockroach is a tangible representation of how he feels about his life and the relationship with his family.
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka was written in 1915, it was based on a man named Gregor, a travelling salesman who wakes up to find himself transformed into an insect. Disgusted by his appearance he tries to deal with his new condition, but he is forced to endure the rejection of his family, which is what eventually drove him to his death. Despite having two different characters, one in real life and the other fictional, there is still a correlation between both; showing the author´s feelings, ideas and even problems, that are thrown into the story in a way to express his anguish. The clearest correlation between both is the idea of the transformation into an insect such as Gregor experienced, the novella starts, “…When Gregor Samsa awoke one
This definition applies to the Metamorphosis, as Gregor is in an ”unfathomable universe“, and assumes ”ultimate responsibility for acts of free will“, as he believes he is responsible for forcing his family to provide for themselves. The father confirms the argument that he wants to alienate Gregor after Gregor’s death when he says, ”’Now then… let’s give thanks to God for that’“(Kafka, 27-8). This shows that even though his son has died, he still considers him as an ”it“, for he shows little sympathy for his death. Finally, now that Gregor is gone, the father is at peace with himself, and he takes his wife and daughter, and move out of their home. This shows how the father also believed that Gregor was holding them back, as they need to take care of him, and now that he cut him loose he can finally move
With such a title, one might expect that this story will express the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly, but with Kafka’s troubled upbringing, abuse and feelings of being devalued for most of his life, it’s easy to see how Kafka felt the need to symbolically dehumanize himself. Kafka’s choice of human-to-insect transformation exudes self-loathing because there’s nothing lower than a cockroach. While Gregor is the one who took on the grotesque transformation, it’s actually his family’s behavior towards his change which conveys complete hostility. Grete, for one, had enough near the end when she said, “If it were Gregor, he would have realized long ago that it isn't possible for human beings to live with such a creature, and he would have gone away of his own free will” (Kafka). It’s very disheartening knowing that his own family couldn’t handle his transformation when his first thought in the morning was getting to work on time for their