Societal Norms In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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Kafka conveys the theme of The Metamorphosis through the societal norms of the time period. Typically, the man of the house is expected to have a job and no one else. Women do not usually work during this time and are expected to stay home to cook and clean. Because of these ingrained gender roles, Gregor’s family has fallen into a routine of sorts; Grete stays home to play music, Gregor’s father and mother lounge around, the servant girl takes care of the chores and Gregor supports his family by working. Despite Gregor being the sole provider for his family, no one thanks him. In addition, when Gregor is turned into an insect, his family is not worried about Gregor’s health, they are worried about when he will go back to work. His family is
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