He thinks, “Oh God, what a strenuous career it is that I’ve chosen! (…) there’s the course of travelling, worries about making train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or become friendly with them.” (Kafka 2). He only fulfills it in order to pay off his family’s debt. He is constantly thinking of quitting. However, what keeps his working as a traveling salesman is his loyalty and his sense of obligation to the family.
Candide’s misfortune starts when the bulgur army had attacked the castle. Hence he was going to encounter the whole world and start to make his own fortune. His beloved Cunegonde as well suffered a lot either from violence guided to her or her suffers from misfortune. Every step he took he discovered a horrible problem that affect his outlook for the world. So Candide and Cunegonde blamed Pangloss a lot for his meaningless philosophy about the optimism.
Victor suffered from the loss of all his loved ones, which impacted the theme sorrow & loss in the novel. He also loses contact with the social environment, driving him in a pursuit of knowledge that later leads to the monster that causes all of his misery. Both of these aspects add to the themes of guilt & regret plus isolation. Through Victor Frankenstein, many of the overall themes presented were
Rudolfo Anaya clearly points that out in his novel Bless Me, Ultima with the main protagonist Tony. From this, Anaya reveals that childhood is filled with disorientation and awareness with the main protagonist Tony, experiencing death. All of these deaths helped Tony grow more and looking back at the death of Lupito, Narciso, and Florence, they were events that confused him or made him more aware of life. Anaya shows people that childhood is filled with many moments that everyone cannot pinpoint exactly. With Tony, he certainly wants to forget his childhood, but he also keeps it in order to remind himself of what made him Tony.
The life of Gregor Samsa, the protagonist of Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, revolves around his family - he slaves at work under the pressure of his family’s debt until, one day, he wakes up as a monstrous vermin. Kafka narrates this bizarre tale of Gregor’s transformation in an unsettlingly detached manner, isolating and examining the Samsa family members on an individual level by introducing Gregor as a disturbing factor in the unit. Through inspecting the family’s reactions towards Gregor, Kafka conveys how people fundamentally are isolated individuals whose actions are motivated by desire. Mr. Samsa uses the family as a medium through which he can fulfil his desire to exercise authority. After Gregor’s transfiguration, Mr. Samsa becomes the only male member of the family that can work to provide for the family and protect the women from Gregor.
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.
Throughout Hamlet the reader will notice that the prince Hamlet has a lot of problems. The cause of these problems are the people around him actions. Hamlet problems are a result of other people 's ' actions. Those peoples ' action have led Hamlet to do many things he will regret. After his father was killed his mother whose name is Gertrude marries his uncle whose name is Claudius.
There is a big contrasting theme of family verses individualism in these two works, that ultimately decides the ending success for Pascal, and the failure for Carl. Pascal and Carl’s masculine duties are both different. Carl is a husband and father, and as the head of the household he has the responsibility of making sure that there is food on the table and the family is financially stable. All of this is going wrong for Carl, he took out all of the money from the family savings account, his children are sick, and his
A Transformation A transformation is when someone or something, makes or has something drastically change in their life. There are major transformations in The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, and in Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. Gregor the protagonist in Metamorphosis, physically transforms into a bug and Celie from The Color Purple, transforms into a human that can love and these transformations change their lives forever. Gregor Samsa undergoes a transformation that destroyed his soul. Gregor is an ordinary man.
He begins to work for Kamaswami, but struggles because being merchant went against everything he has been working towards his entire life. Guilt accompanies leaving behind beliefs that we have followed our whole lives. This was the case with Siddhartha. He used the money he had earned to indulge in activities that are not good for him like gambling and drinking. Like many people who aren’t content with life, Siddhartha broke down and went to a dark place.