1.Gregory doesn’t like his job because he is only doing it to help his parents get out of debt. In his terrible dreams he only thinks about the traveling salesman job that he hates. 2. The picture is really important to him, because that picture represents his past. He is clinging to his past. It also represents wealth and he has this picture because he wants to be the woman with the fur the fur represents the wealth and that's how wealthy Gregor wants to be. 3. Yes, because he assumes that he has to live for others and not for himself. “I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”, Gregor is not able to let his feelings out because he is filled with guilt …show more content…
When Gregor's father saw his condition he didn’t feel empathetic and only hated Gregor,“his father gave him a hard shove, which was truly his salvation, and bleeding profusely, he flew into his room”, Gregor's father is never really ever able to understand him and is always impatient with him and even. Grete although is nothing like the father, she is very kind to gregor and with her new responsibilities she has been helping the family a lot. “ whereas until now they had frequently been annoyed with her because she had struck them as being a little useless”, right when the family thought she was useless, Gregor’s condition had lead the family to discover how useful Grete really is. Mrs. Samsa protects Gregor because she care about him deeply and cannot stand the fact that he is a bug, “Let me go to Gregor, he is my unfortunate boy! Don't you understand that I have to go to him?” But at the end she also turns on like the rest of the family and stops caring for him, so they can start a new life …show more content…
Each family member experiences a metamorphosis, because each of them started to despise Gregor and thought that he was ridiculous. But in irony all of them also became savages and just waited for gregor to die to start a new lifestyle with his sister, so they were more disgusting and absurd than Gregor turning into a bug. “ [Mr. and Mrs. Samsa] thought that it would soon be time, too, to find her a good husband. And it was like a confirmation of their new dreams and good intentions”, these were some of thoughts of the mother and father after the death of Gregor, this shows how little they cared for their son. They were ready to start a new life which symbolizes the metamorphosis the family is going through. They want to start their new life finding a husband for their
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Critical- A pattern peeking out in this passage is that the family acts as if Gregor is not even there. Though Gregor is struggling for life and filled with negativity, the family doesn't even seem to care or want to care. They just want to live on with their lives and act like nothing that is going on is wrong. They also act like everything they do is right and that Gregor deserves to be locked up. I can relate this to WWII.
As Grete starts to alienate Gregor and become more indifferent about him, Gregor gets increasingly agitated. Throughout the story, Gregor shows little impatience or agitation with his family and puts them on a bizarre, undeserved pedestal with all of his affection with the exception of when Grete in particular alienates him. Society’s alienation of Gregor, and Grete’s alienation in particular, is one of the main causes of Gregor’s death. Up until the point when Grete rejects Gregor after Gregor is drawn in by her violin playing, Gregor had hope of acceptance. After Gregor realizes society, including Grete, had completely alienated him, he gives up and lets himself die.
She held her head bowed down, as if she wanted to view Gregor better, but ran senselessly... At that his mother screamed all over again, hurried from the table, and collapsed into the arms of his father…” (Kafka 27-28). It seems as though she wishes to see Gregor, but then when she sees him it causes her such distress that she can not handle
Grete’s Significant Transformation She’s the only one who can face Gregor in his new body. She is the only one who can understand his needs. She is no longer Gregor’s little sister who needs to be protected, now she wants to return the favor, her name is Grete.
Gregor is the only working family member, and he takes his job seriously. He makes many sacrifices for his family, and in return he feels unappreciated. His father failed to support the family, and he acts aggressively towards Gregor. On the other parental side, his mother defends him occasionally but mainly feeds in to the father’s anger. After Gregor’s transformation, every member of the family abandoned Gregor and waited for him to disappear.
When Gregor caused the mother to faint, Grete got angry with him and she “raised her fist and shot him an intense glare” (Kafka 45). At this point we know her feelings had changed towards Gregor and she was annoyed with him. She did not even try to save him when the father started throwing apples at
Gregor only lived to please his parents. Enrico Cesaretti, who wrote “Consuming Texts: Creation and self- effacement in Kafka and Palzzeschi,” would agree with Gregor’s self sacrifice being necessary for the family and to obtain closure. Once Gregor notices that he is just a burden for his family he decides to go off and die for the greater good of his family. One could say that the death of Gregor was taken too far, but it was crucial for Gregor to die because that was his sense of sanity and hope. Gregor only lived for his family and if it is better for his family to go on living life without him, then he was willing to take his
Throughout reading the first chapter we learn that all Gregor wants to do is quit his job and be free from his family obligations. When working he had so much devotion to work and support his family that it caused him to become alienated in society. Gregor because of this has lost all his social ability and longs for a lasting relationship.
(Kafka 125) because she feels with this he will finally be gone for good. Within the story, Grete has changed the most, even more so than Gregor, becoming more assertive and mature as the story goes on. She is the force that makes Gregor’s isolated room even more of a prison, with the area being overrun with trash and useless, broken items that the family has no use for. His room reflects his current state, beaten and
The violin caused Gregor to drop everything and go to it. This is probably because the violin caused Gregor sound familiar, and he wants to know what it is again. “Gregor had remained close only to his sister, and it was his secret plan that she, who unlike Gregor loved music and could play the violin with a deep feeling, should next year attend the Conservatory, despite the expense which, great as it was, would have to be met in some way. (Kafka, 43)“ The violin was an important part of his life before he started to show symptoms. This is why it could cause him to go into a trance, and try to follow the music.
Grete took the initiative with all things related to Gregor. She showed him a slight bit of compassion and consideration by trying to accommodate his diet and cleaning up after him. Despite being repulsed by the sight of Gregor, she took care of him because she knew that the bug she saw was her brother. During the time Grete took care of Gregor she experienced a transformation, developing her levels of “confidence and responsibility”(Hibberd). In an attempt to make Gregor happy, one day she decided to remove the furniture from his room so he would be able to move around more freely; however, in Gregor’s eyes she was removing all the physical reminders of his human life.
Instead of grieving like a normal family, they spoke of the economic benefits that would come from his death and their future financial plans. Due to his inability to work, Gregor had become worthless to his family, and wouldn’t be missed at all. This shows how much Gregors family viewed him as an income instead of a son, no matter how much they loved him while he was an asset to the family, they couldn’t bring themselves to love him while he wasn’t able to provide money. The economic situation within their family outweighed any emotional attachment that they had towards Gregor. The family decides to leave the house, and as their sitting on the trolley with Grete they begin to talk about her upcoming marriage, and the economic benefits that her husband is going to have on their family.
C) FOIL Grete, Gregor’s sister, acts as a foil to Gregor throughout the novel. Their relationships suggest that they are constantly battling for the status of “favorite offspring.” As Gregor’s role in the family declines after his transformation, Grete begins to rise. Others want to separate themselves from Gregor because of his scary looks. However, in regard to Grete, people enjoy her company and encourage her maturity.
In Metamorphosis, Gregor’s love for his sister, Grete, is what brings him happiness and the ultimate reason why he stays alive. His love for his sister, is what allows him to continue living as a transformed bug, but once his sister rejects Gregor saying, “He must go… this creature
Growing up in a community with an unequal view of women, Grete has been influenced by the idea that her knowledge is of no importance. Grete had been looked down upon by her family for her lack of a stance and her position in society. However, Gregor’s transformation forces Grete to make up for his shortcomings, pushing her out of her comfort zone as well as her ideal gender role. Given the circumstances, Grete gives up her simple, easy lifestyle to make up for the loss of Gregor. In the beginning, Gregor depicts Grete using degrading terms to explain his sister, which suggests that her role as a female falls below his status as a male.