Metamorphosis Character Analysis

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In the Metamorphosis, Gregor, who has gone through a physical transformation which turns him into a vermin, has ignored his transformation and is worried about not being able to provide for his family. At the beginning of the story, the reader could see that Gregor’s primary role is to provide for his family, as he is the only one that works. The father, however, chooses not to and expects Gregor to fulfil this role, when Gregor doesn 't meet up to this expectation, the father is infuriated and is forced to begin working. This shows that the father has always been capable of providing for the family, but would rather not be disturber, and Grete working afterwards proves this. Afterwards, Grete, Gregor’s sister, starts providing for her family and realises that there is no need for Gregor, as he is no longer able to provide for the family, and is being a burden to the family. Lastly, as Gregor transforms physically, his family start to grow hatred and disappointment towards him, and try to alienate him. After Gregor’s transformation, the father has started providing for his family, and the author uses Gregor’s transformation to illustrate that the family prioritises their economical status, and when he is not able to provide, they alienate him.

The father started to provide after Gregor’s physical transformation, which shows that the father was always able to work, but chose not to and enforced this role onto Gregor. Gregor, however, ignores his transformation and focuses
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