Even in his state he makes the impossible to find all the reasons and way to work and to not cause more trouble. “That for the time being he must remain calm and, by being patient and showing every consideration, try to help his family bear the burdens that his present condition had placed upon them.” (Kafka, parr. 37) He feels guilty he can’t continue working for his family, and it seems like it is his fault that he had become an insect. He believes now he is the one he that has to show patience and attention to his family,
This difference constitutes the baseline of the story. Gregor Samsa is a traveling salesman, he is duty bound to maintain his family, and he is such a “slaved” employee devoting his life to his family that he has not been sick even once during his five years with the firm. Actually, the metamorphosis is not a sudden event; it is the complementary factor of his life as a final product. Namely, transformation to the insect was the inevitable part of being enslaved, so alienated process of Gregor’s life. He has the all conditions to be an insect because he has not a serious complaint about his job and his slavery life; moreover he takes a sort of pleasure of being exploited.
The story is not only called “The Metamorphosis” because he is an insect, but it symbolizes the change in his life from this process. Gregor’s life entirely changes when this transformation happens to him. Despite Gregor’s appreciation for being alone, he constantly would listen in on his family’s conversations (Kafka 480). This shows that Gregor was hurt by his isolation, and that is was not such a great thing anymore now that it is forced on him from his family (Kafka 491). He has no choice but to remain unseen in order to please them and avoid
Doug 's father got a new job that was far away from his own town so, Doug has to adapt to the town that he moved to. His family life is hard on him because his dad is abusive and his mom is loving but, flounders sometimes and she has to work hard to keep Doug 's dad happy. When Doug was compared to Ponyboy from The Outsiders is by S.E Hinton, Spider Women from Gods, Goddesses, and monsters by Shelly Keenan, the Father in the story, Pinocchio by Margaret Hillert. It is clear through their words and the way other characters react about them that these characters share a troublemaker, wise, and thoughtful character traits. Doug from Okay for Now and Ponyboy from the Outsiders both share the same character trait, troublemaker.
His loyalty, his kindness, his enduring love for his family even after they begin to disparage and assault him. Though his death happens silently and without struggle, it is a tragedy nonetheless. In Nabokov’s lecture on The Metamorphosis, he goes to great pains to emphasize that Gregor was not a cockroach but a beetle—beetle’s can fly. Gregor, it seems, like many people, did not realize he had wings. Like so many people, he was never told that he was worthy of something, that he was capable, that he was cherished and valued.
Most bugs, especially ants and bees, have some sort of labor force that deliver for the rest of the group. Gregor delivers for his family in much the same way as a creature would offer for its nest or store. He expenses almost all aspects of fun, and does not desire to do anything but work. Eventually, his income becomes less of a substantial act, and more of an anticipation. His family 's existence rests solely on his shoulders, just as a queen bee relies on the worker bees.
To what extent is responsible for Lennie’s death in Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” The death of Lennie in section 6 is regrettable, yet inevitable in this hostile environment the men find themselves in. Many of the characters have influence over Lennie’s downfall, however, George, Curley’s wife and Lennie himself are the most culpable characters for his unfortunate death. George knows that Lennie’s disability makes him unsuitable for life on the ranch, yet he still believes in Lennie that he will be able to cope with it and encourages him to do so. When the pair first meet the boss, George tells him that Lennie is a “god damn good worker”, showing that Lennie is a physically strong character who has the ability to be a ranch hand on the ranch.
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 morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed…”, Kafka felt in his mind like an insect, something worthless and disgusting rejected by society. He had suffered all his life the alienation for being Jewish, and as he was born in Bohemia therefore he was not completely accepted in the German society.
Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. (Achebe, 13) You sometimes have to rule your household with a head hand to show them what’s right from wrong. Okonkwo had to put them in check since he ruled his household with a heavy hand. Okonkwo is like that because he has one passion and it’s to hate everything that his father loved because his father was a lazy man that’s why he is so hard on his wives and children because he doesn’t want them to be like his father. (Achebe, 13) Okonkwo is doing a right thing there because his father was a lazy guy and he doesn’t want that to happen to his family.
Lennie had his friend to help him in this hard life. George, a man who is smart and fast at taking action, this friendship that they had, created a bond that nobody else had in this novel. They were like brothers who saved each other, they had dreams together that they wanted to reach. Although that most people at that time -The Great Depression- suffered majorly from and loneliness and despair, men had to leave their families -if they had any- just to get a minimum wage job; families had to live a life that was autonomous with no goal, just to feed their kids -George and Lennie were different. George and Lennie’s dreams saved them from loneliness.