Change occurs every day involuntarily. When people encounter change they are limited to only two points of views on it, negatively or positively. Some may react by panicking and going into denial whereas others may try to adapt to it and make the best out of the situation. It can affect one’s life drastically depending on the situation and how they portray it. In the movie “Rivers and Tides” and the story “Metamorphosis,” and the passage, “Simplexity”, change is initially portrayed as positive, but after a series of events it becomes overthrown by negativity. Overall, change is portrayed negatively by the authors. When change is negatively portrayed, there are many options to overcome it. In the story “Metamorphosis” by “Franz Kafka” Gregor …show more content…
In the movie, “Rivers and Tides” the artist Andy Goldsworthy creates sculptures from natural materials, such as stones, branches, leaves and etc. He creates them so they can intentionally get destroyed by nature however this doesn’t always occur. In the movie, his sculpture “Stones” collapses after he loses his caution. He gets frustrated by this since his hour of work gets destroyed in a matter of minutes. This showed the outcome of that change is viewed negatively and change is temporary. His time is wasted and due to that incident, he is forced to start over from the beginning. All the time Andy Goldsworthy has spent on creating his sculpture was gone and can never be taken back. Overall, if change is temporary then it won’t last forever and all the time spent is …show more content…
Positive change can improve one’s attitude. In the story “Metamorphosis” Gregor devotes his life to a job that he hates. Since the beginning of his career, he was in “contact with different people all the time.” He states that, “you can never get to know anyone or become friendly.” The career Gregor pursued never allowed him to make “friends.” This is the reason he isolated himself from his family. Gregor is forced to work in an environment he hates but his transformation overlooks that. He doesn’t have to suffer from his occupation and allows him to spend more time with his family. However, this change only had a positive affect temporarily. He does not have to force himself to earn money but his parents had a different reaction over his transformation. They were frightened and disgusted by him and that led to incarceration. The final results of his transformation resulted in assassination. This shows that although the change may seem positive, in the end Metamorphosis is portrayed
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
Emma Jaramillo Mrs. Gower English Honors 8 3 March 2023 A Character’s Inevitable Change There are many ways that a person can change. Whether it be from trauma, acting, or simply, time. Like people, characters also change throughout their stories.
Change is something that everyone and everything goes through. Changes could be good, or they could be bad. It all depends on how you view the world, and the people you surround yourself with. Scrooge, a character in the story: A Christmas Carol, goes through a change throughout the story, it takes a while, but by the end of the story, Scrooge goes from a miser, to the most cheerful, charitable, and generous person the town has ever known and it all happened in one night.
Introduction: Change leads to both positive and negative situations, however concludes in transformation. Whether negative or positive, change will alter aspects, and transform lives. The use of literature enables individuals to accept that change results in growth. Change can have three main perspectives: changing self, changing worlds and changing perspectives. These perspectives are all represented in the novel, Catherine, Called Birdy, written by Karen Cushman, and are also presented in the short story Sky High, written by Hannah Roberts.
When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee is a documentary based on the remembrance of hurricane Katrina that sabotaged the victims mainly in New Orleans, Gulf State of Louisiana; and other US states including Mississippi; Alabama and Florida. This documentary briefly summarizes on a fight or flight struggle of many citizens in New Orleans had to challenge in their lives. To start off, in the beginning of the documentary the mayor highly suggested the citizens evacuate their home country. Some residents were in denial and refused to leave their home country while others decided to leave because they wanted to survive and protect their family. Some of the citizens were prideful and strong about their city so they were in denial of evacuating.
Referring back to Gregor in The Metamorphosis, he was once very social and even had a job requiring talking and visiting people and places. However, this all changed when he could no longer communicate with anyone. All of the sudden, Gregor was unable to be the social being he was. “‘I’ll get dressed right away, pack up the samples, and set off. You’ll allow me to set out on my way, will you not?
Gregor’s initial reaction to his transformation shows his preoccupation with work. His confusion over his radical transformation does not last long, quickly becoming concerned with work and disregarding that he woke up physically transformed into a monstrous vermin. Immediately after realizing he had transformed, Gregor explains, “Well, I haven’t given up hope completely; once I’ve gotten the money together to pay off my parents’ debt to [the boss] that will probably take another five to six years… But for the time being I’d better get up, since my train leaves at five” (4). The quick transition of Gregor’s thoughts from the initial shock to his economic duties reveals his ironic nonchalant attitude towards his nonsensical transformation and
“The Metamorphosis”, written by Franz Kafka, takes place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the city is unspecified. The protagonist, Gregor Samsa, is turned into a giant bug and struggles to regain his harmonious life as a traveling salesman. Gregor goes through both a physical and emotional change throughout the novel, from turning into a bug and then being unable to provide for his family because of his condition. Gregor has been changed into a giant bug where he is a not a pleasant eyesight to his family and isn't accepted by his father and mother but only his sister. As the novella begins,”he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect”.
Change is a part of life that can be beneficial, harmful, or both. Every day people dream of becoming something they are not with hopes they can achieve what they believe to be a better life. In “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy and “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” by Karen Russell, both narrators undergo a drastic transition in their lifestyles. In Hardy’s poem the narrator, Melia, goes from living a simple farm life, to living a luxurious life as a prostitute. In Russell’s short story the narrator, Claudette, transitions from life as a wolf-girl to becoming an average human girl.
Gregor Samsa’s transition from human to vermin was not the only shift that happened through the duration of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. The novel is centered around Gregor who wakes up as a vermin, presumably a cockroach, which catalyses a series of emotionally traumatic experiences for him and his family, culminating in Gregor’s death. Yet the most significant change is, in fact, the gender role reversal seen both with Gregor and Grete, his sister, as Gregor becomes more effeminate and Grete becomes more emasculate, directly correlating with their societal and emotional transformation due to Gregor's physical change. From the moment, Gregor wakes up he has transformed. But not just as a vermin.
In the metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, there are significant actions and transformations which make the story sad, and strange with a happy ending. Explanations that are dramatic events that intensify the excitement of all these actions. Reality and reflection play an important role in this story because the events that happened could be applied and assimilated with modern society. The story is very sad and realistic, some of the things that are related in Kafka's story can be found in modern families today.
Andy Warhol once said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”. Change is affected by time and by people in different ways. A negative change can ultimately have a positive outcome. Change is not always bad, but in order for it to be good you need to make it good. Change occurs all the time, and it happens to everyone at one point in his or her life.
Change is a part of life for individuals and society as well. For example, in the movie if Mary Sue had never taken Skip to lovers lane, the conflict of the movie dealing with change would have never been set up. The conflict helps create the theme of it, and the theme would be completely different if the conflict of change within the community was not present. The movie would not be able to relate to everyone as well as it does. This is how conflict sets up and helps the theme develop.
An example of change is when Raphael said “We stuck together we stayed in the dark.” I understand from this that rat has changed into a boy with friends and who is cared for. This reveals to me that Rats change was good for him and he has found some kind of happiness. Rats change helped me understand the importance of friends and family.
Argumentative Essay: Is change positive, negative, or neutral? Change is inescapable. No matter which stage one is in life, changes, both of little or major consequence, are bound to happen. As human beings, to fear the concept of change is deep-rooted in our nature. While majority deem change as a negative occasion, it is arguable to consider it as otherwise.