The Role Of Grete In Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

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Having adult responsibilities means that people will start to be dependent on other people and that they have a responsibility to help meet their needs, such as a responsibility towards one's family. Often those responsibilities can be forced upon someone due to certain circumstances and as a result their personality can completely change. That is the situation with Grete in “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, that due to the ramification of taking care of her brother’s condition Grete’s overall character changes into that of a responsible adult but in the process she becomes a cruel person.

Grete character in the story starts out as a quite and naive girl who prefers to stay in the background and is sensitive enough to suddenly start crying when she tries to get her brother out of his bedroom. Before Gregor’s condition Grete couldn't do anything on her own and wasn’t a dependable person. As she depended on her brother to take care of her and provide for her every basic need since he worked and took care of all of her expenses. Grete wasn’t considered a reliable person to her family as they couldn’t really count on her to help them in certain situations. An example of this is when her brother needed
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Such as the case with Grete who went through a dramatic change in character in “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. Since taking care of her brother's condition changed her from being a quiet and naive girl who prefers to stay in the background, into an adult who can handle responsibility and can be dependable but also into a cruel person in the end by wanting to get rid of her brother as he became bothersome to her. From this we can conclude that due to the ramification of taking care of her brother’s condition Grete’s overall character changes into that of a responsible adult but in the process she becomes a cruel
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