As the story progresses, Gregor becomes aware of his waning humanity because of his lack of interaction with the other members of the family. His degradation as a human, however, began before his physical transformation, due to his ceaseless devotion to work. Informing the audience of the Samsa family’s backstory, at one point the narrator states that “They had been good times and they had never come again, at least not with the same splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, although there was no longer much warm affection given in return” (Samsa 15). The narrator’s statement encapsulates the tragic path that Gregor took.
In The Metamorphosis, Gregor, who has transformed into a vermin, has ignored his transformation and worries about not being able to aid to his family financially. One could say that Gregor’s primary role is to fulfill the role of the financial provider in his family, as he is the only one that works. The father, however, chooses not to take this role and expects Gregor to fulfill this role. When Gregor does not meet up to this expectation, it frustrates the father, as he must begin working. This shows that the father has always been able to work, but would rather not burden himself with this task, and when Grete starts to work afterward it proves this.
He loathes that as a vermin, he is a burden to his family. Under the couch, Gregor is “(…) in a state of worry and murky hopes, which led to the conclusion that for the time being he would have to keep calm and with patience and the greatest consideration for his family tolerate the troubles which in his present condition he was now forced to cause them.” (Kafka 11). Gregor’s family, on the other side, never accepts his new condition and are not capable of adapting psychologically to the sight of a their son/brother as
Slowly, he is rejected by his family who he adores, showing us just how important he was within the family unit. The family take Gregor for granted. “I have responsibilities for my parents and my sister”(101), Gregor is the sole provider for the family; being the only one to uphold a job. Without him, they would not be able to afford simple necessities. His family as a result, become lethargic; weak and
Through diction and personification, the speaker gives plenty of reasons as to why he should’ve appreciated his father growing up. Unfortunately, the speaker states that “No one ever thanked him,” and the speaker’s use of the past tense implies that nobody ever will. Perhaps the father is now deceased or estranged from the son, but either way, this phrase is coated in remorse because it implies that the speaker wishes he had enough sense to thank him and prevent him from possibly feeling unappreciated. This remorse is especially felt because the line ends the first stanza, which first introduces the father’s sacrifice and hardworking nature. In addition, the speaker’s remorse is seen in the third stanza.
He wants the best for each of his relatives, and he needs frantically to be adored by them. At the point when Gregor transforms into a cockroach, he can 't live with the way that his family will never cherish him and will dependably exclude him. Lamentably, Gregor does not encounter a significant change of his character similarly that he encounters a change of his physical body.Although Gregor recognizes that his family will never embrace him, he experiences difficulties living with this fact. While it
Terry Struggles to find out the cause of his father’s disorder, therefore he is unable to accept him. The theme of the story “Stop the Sun” is that understanding brings acceptance and this is shown to the reader through Terry’s frustration, embarrassment and finally his understanding. The theme which is understanding brings acceptance is shown through Terry’s frustration. After asking his mother about his father’s PTSD, he was told it was because of the war, but Terry knew there was something else, something specific that had happened; “ But it bothered him whenever it happened. When something bothered him, he liked to stay with it until he understood it and he understood not part of this”(50).
While Unoka was seen by everyone as low because not only did he not have any titles he couldn’t properly take care of his family. This image of Unoka that Okonkwo had all his life lead him to try to build his life to not be like Unoka. “His whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and weakness” for “[resembling] his father” (13). Okonkwo’s identity for himself was that he was to be everything his father wasn’t where on the inside he was vulnerable and controlled by the fear of being Unoka and inversely being himself. The new identity that he built was shown to the village as a rich powerful warrior with many titles.
Eddie is man of sacrifice, he sacrificed his time with his family, numerous job opportunity and the responsibility of raising his family. He abandoned Bonita for large chunks of their children’s lives and left Bonita to both be the main provider for the family and to singlehandedly raise the children. This leads an observer to believe that Eddie was not really a hero to all, but a father who wasn’t there, a husband who didn’t provide and a man who prioritised selfish ambitions over his family. Eddie was not a hero to everyone, particularly his wife at numerous stages of his life. Bonita was isolated from her husband as she worked late night and cared for her children.