The narrator said, “During the first fortnight, Gregor’s parents could not bring themselves to enter his room…” He has been disconnected from his family to the point where they’re emotionally unstable and unable to treat him as he deserves with affection and comfort to help him cope with his metamorphosis. The narrator shows this disconnection before the mutation,”Gregor later earned so much money that he was in a position to cover the expenses for the entire family…” He later described the exchange not “particularly warm”. Gregor feels alienated by his parents because of the lack of affection for him providing for them. This change has long since happened but is in full affect more than ever since the transmutation. Overall Gregor has changed both physically and emotionally.
The first aspect, an element that defies natural law, is included in each story by transforming the main character into an insect, an example of Kafka drawing from “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider.” Secondly, including an element treated as realistic, is shown in The Metamorphosis by having Gregor’s boss show up at his house because he was late to work, shown when Gregor’s father says, “the chief clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn 't leave on the early train.” This element is shown in “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider” by having Pallas appear and the townspeople act as if nothing strange has happened, demonstrated when “The maid alone stood unappall 'd.” The third aspect, revealing human truth, is done through writing a deeper meaning and message into the story. Kafka writes the meaning of his story to be not to take anything for granted because at any given moment, it can be taken away. Ovid writes to never be too egocentric because it can
Near the end of Cannery Row, John Steinbeck includes a story about a gopher. Even though it seems random, this story is actually a parable about Doc and his realization that he will always feel alone despite being surrounded by the denizens of Cannery Row. The similarities between the gopher and Doc are apparent after viewing the quotes from the poem Black Marigolds in the surrounding chapters, quotes from other characters, and the descriptions of the rats and rattlesnakes at the end of the book. Both the gopher and Doc are dissatisfied despite having perfect lives. The gopher had it all.
Through the characters, word choice, and tone/mood, the topic of alienation is both evident and powerful, leading the reader to conclude that Kafka, who felt alienated himself throughout his life, exhibits how becoming alienated ruins human relationships with others. Although numerous amounts of Kafka’s characters felt alienated, there was no other character in his novella who demonstrated alienation more than Gregor Sampsa. Kafka exhibits how Gregor, a hard-working salesman, works hard to pay off his family’s debts. Gregor works extremely hard, so when he comes home from work, he goes straight to his room. Kafka states, “Gregor had no intention of opening the door…acquired from traveling, of locking all the doors during the night, even at home” (Kafka 139).
Daisy leaved Tom and went to the town with Jay Gatsby in a way that seemed like she escaped from Tom because she wanted only to be with Gatsby. He was so angry at that moment because “… Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour age secure and inviolate, were slipping precipitately from his control” (Fitzgerald 75). Tom Buchanan had reached the highest level of anger after he was told by Gatsby that Daisy did not love him anymore and they love each other for five years and when he had heard that “[He] turned to Daisy sharply” (Fitzgerald
In the story, Kafka expertly crafts the tale within the context of the 19th century European middle class. By doing so, he accomplishes two objectives. First, he paints Samsa as the everyman, universalizing the story’s message. Second, he demystifies meaninglessness by circumscribing it within relatable set pieces, portraying nihilism as imminent as people like the nuclear family (like that of Samsa) is common. Kafka’s other achievements are just as impressive; he transforms Samsa into something unrecognizable and strips away his normalcy.
As time goes on for Jurgis he starts to lose his family first Ona and his second baby then Antanas drowns and that is his braking point so he ran (Sinclair Pg. 188, 209, 236, 247, & 255). On the other hand James kind of loses his family but he gains them back by begging for money; he then gets a match against Joe Louis. After he won against Joe Louis he gets to go against Max Baer winning and bought a new house with his winnings for his family. Jurgis and James loved their family but had to lose them for a while before things started to get better; they know that with ups and downs their family will always be
In Death of a Salesman, after many years of struggling to pay for all the bills, Willy decides to commit suicide because he wanted the insurance money to be given to Biff, his son but at his funeral, the readers find out: "I made the last payment on the house today.Today, dear. And there'll be nobody home." (Miller 112) Willy’s suicide was an attempt to do his family a favor by getting them money, but after so many years of working as a salesman trying to make enough money to support his family, his work finally paid off. However, Willy won’t get to enjoy his accomplishment which makes the readers feel aggravated and discouraged. This is said because Willy has worked at the same business place for so many years and has went on so many business trips to earn the money but as soon as he commits suicide to get his family money from the insurance, the bills on the house were done being
I tried hard not to think about them, but it was hard not to. I feel like if would have my father in my life, everything would of been different. It broke my heart when family members would tell me that they would see him like five minutes from my house and he would not even bother to say “Hello” or anything. My mother, I love her to death but it hurt when all of the sudden she disappeared and did not get to see her in five years. My mom had my brother
As a young man, he was forced away from his home due to a bad relationship with his mother and her boyfriend who was abusive. Bob Bridges, a stockbroker, offered to help Gardner with interviews for training programs at some of the largest brokerage houses in New York. Gardner was the accepted into a training program at E.F. Hutton. The man who hired him was fired so the program was no longer offered to