The story is not only called “The Metamorphosis” because he is an insect, but it symbolizes the change in his life from this process. Gregor’s life entirely changes when this transformation happens to him. Despite Gregor’s appreciation for being alone, he constantly would listen in on his family’s conversations (Kafka 480). This shows that Gregor was hurt by his isolation, and that is was not such a great thing anymore now that it is forced on him from his family (Kafka 491). He has no choice but to remain unseen in order to please them and avoid
The existence of Gregor as a monster-like creature brings extreme disruption to the household, in which Gregor’s parents begin to work due to the lack of income. Kafka particularly used the disgusting image of a bug in order to convey the disgust and disdain of a
Moreover, the evaluations of the narrative seem to vary from one commenter to the other, regarding how they view the theme of alienation from humanity, which takes the core stage of the story. Another concern is the way they interpret the transformation of Gregor as a form of an extended metaphor or wish-fulfillment (Kafka et al., 45). The perception of critics about Gregor’s metamorphosis was that he wished to be in such a situation, and he deeply resented the support of his family. However, he greatly desired that his family would nurture him at that time he needed them most, now that he had become a parasite. Indeed, he could not feel their love anymore.
It inherited the creation advocate Andre serving East principle, emphasize the irrational behavior of the authenticity of the dream and the significance, not coordinated image of the column of personal emotional strength and the pursuit of pleasure.” (Surrealist Film). As a surrealist film, there are many special plots in this film. For example, it reflects the influence of war on people through implicit
The debate on the meaning of dreams has never ceased. Sandor Ferenczi, an advocate of Sigmund Freud’s Psychodynamic Dream Theory, attempts to provide a psychological analysis of dreams by employing psychoanalysis in the article published approximately ten years after Freud’s discovery of the theory. According to Ferenczi, “dreams [are] the manifestations of mental life.”
He finds his back is now armored and his belly is brown, both characteristics of an insect. Gregor is a traveling salesman and thinks that this can 't be real. At first, he figures he simply overworked. Unfortunately, it 's not a dream. He figures he has even bigger problems as he 's late for his train ride.
The next step is to explain the aversion to the body fluids, rotten food, illnesses, and wounds, appearing in the novella. Lastly, by taking into account Kafka’s biographical aspects, parallels between Gregor’s exclusion and social ostracising of Jews back then can be drawn. Thus, in this essay, I will argue that Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis can be read through the lens of Kristeva’s notion of the abject, which manifests itself on the bodily, familial and socio-cultural levels in the text, as related to the protagonist Gregor Samsa. (<= THESIS
Kafka’s writing style is unparalleled, with surreal as his genre; using the stream of thought to reflect the slow, but steady, change in the psychological mind state of its protagonist. Kafka continues to dismember the limbs of Gregor's family to prove that even a family can deny your existence, in the chase of a perfect and stable life, also known as capitalism. Kafka's surrealism becomes a broken reflection of our dreary reality that leaves us, readers, wondering
The show continued with the struggle of the family, as it is hard to take the burden of the transformation. It ended with Gregor’s death, as the story does, but we added a future, a three-voice poem, where the father, mother, and sister talk about their feelings some years after everything happens. In our show, we had Gregor played by Daniel Escallón and Pablo Restrepo, Martin Carbonell, Andrea Sesana, and Mateo Vargas.
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a novel in which the reader gets to witness a normal everyday man, transform into a “monstrous vermin”. Throughout the book, the reader is able to witness Gregor’s metamorphic changes, his new life, and how the people around him were affected. In Metamorphosis, Gregor had many stresses burdened upon him throughout his life that possibly caused his transformation from a hard-working human, to a functionless bug. The main subjects of stress for Gregor come in his work. Perhaps the stresses in his life were the ultimate cause in his dramatic changes?