Explore how Gregor’s metamorphosis can be seen as a symbol of alienation of him in the modern world in Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The literal meaning of the term ‘metamorphosis’ is the process of transformation by which humans change from an adolescent into an adult in two or more stages. The choice of the title by Kafka, creates a significant role for the idea of change to be played.The story suggests a world that is pugnacious and the most salient theme in the book is per say the powerful hegemonizing
overwhelming to them, a new aspect of life that they cannot familiarize to. That change could alter their lives and could be something they could never fully wrap their head around. The second type of change was what gave the plot of Franz Kafka’s novel, The Metamorphosis.
writing grotesque and enigmatic novels and short stories. Almost all of Kafka’s works seemed to have a deep meaning and are difficult to identify and understand. As a matter of fact, Kafka’s works were so unique that his name was inspired as an adjective—Kafkaesque. Kafka usually referred to particular themes in his stories which revolve around justice, judgment, and the alienation or isolation of the individual. In Franz Kafka’s novellas, he demonstrates his use of grotesque and disturbing elements
Haruki Murakami’s novel, “Kafka on the Shore” (translated, from the Japanese, by Philip Gabriel) has the canvas of a dream where the surreal mates with real possibilities, the tale is told in a magic realist style and at once invites the characters as well as the readers to a journey that is bewitching and at some points clueless, much like life itself. Though the novel has the element of absurdity, yet it never fails to take us to a never never land deprived of illusions and of light where a man
Introduction Franz Kafka was highly famous for burning majority of his works without pub- lishing them and got very scant public appreciation for his works published during the time he was alive. The Castle was originally published in German two years after Kafka’s death and subsequently translated over the years. The Castle relies on the fact that beyond the absurd world, the things that repel or disturb us also make useful sense and that the tragedy or the absurdity arises due to failure of logical and natural