Reflection Of The Family: An Analysis Of Gregor's Family

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Gregor’s Family Response It is evident that Gregor’s family still considers him as part of the family in spite of his transformation into an insect. However, the sense of family integrity and community is significantly compromised since his new image prevents the family from sharing food or spending time together in the same room. It is evident that the family is stressed to the extent that they feel repulsed at the mere sight of him. His mother suffers the most since she faints when she sees him (Kafka 56), while his father chases him around when he leaves his room and does not bother to visit him. Meanwhile, his sister only takes care of him because she feels it is her duty do so and not because she cares for him. The Metamorphosis presents a narrative embodied in absurdity and chaos. The author develops a narrative structure that ingrates a second person narration and dialogue. These contribute in demonstrating the absurd situation where a man is transformed into a bug. The various transformations that are experienced in the narrative by Gregor and his family revolved around the narrative’s central motif of metamorphosis. Though Gregor has turned into an insect, his personality and attitude towards life in both human and insect form do not change. He does not attempt to question why him or try to reverse the process in any way. Instead, he adapts into his new form and continues with his life. The absurdity of the narrative is developed through the integration of
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