Symbols In Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

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The Metamorphosis written by Franz Kafka uses many different symbols throughout the story. In the story Gregor is turned into a gigantic bug overnight. The Samsa family depends on Gregor to work and pay off the family's debts, but when Gregor is incapable of working his father, mother and sister Grete all have to pitch in. A symbol in Metamorphosis that sticks out is the picture of the lady in a fur coat. In the story, Gregor’s Mother and Grete moved furniture out of his room, so Gregor crawls on top of the picture to protect it from being taken. The picture of the lady in a fur coat represents Gregor’s humanity and possibility of marriage. In the passage Kafka states, “This picture at least, which was entirely hidden beneath him, was going
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