The Important Themes Of Tragedy In Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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Nothing brings people together more than a shared tragedy. In Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, this important theme of tragedy is highly present, where the struggle is what causes bonding between the family members. Gregor, having metamorphosed affected his family greatly. Over time, his family had to adapt to the tragic transformation of Gregor, in order for them to live a comfortable and pleasant life. Having each understood that change is difficult to endure, they all metamorphosed, though instead of physically like Gregor they changed mentally. Gregor’s father is the individual who undergoes the biggest metamorphosis, as he is forced to become once again the provider of the family instead of Gregor. Gregor’s crippling transformation into a vermin left the father with the task of providing for the family that not only brings him closer to them but also triggers his transformation into a strong hardworking man . Kafka decided to describe Gregor as a hard working individual who did everything and anything to provide for his family. Gregor still focused on getting to work the day he transformed into a vermin making it a priority despite what had occurred to him: “First of all though, I've got to get up, my train leaves at five,”(Kafka 2). Gregor Samsa is portrayed…show more content…
Gregor’s father’s transformation is of great significance, as with Gregor’s transformation they both help create tight bonds with one another. It was all the tragedy that resulted in positive outcomes. Going through a tough journey in which it took a few stages for Gregor’s father to finally act upon the changes that needed to be taken is what gave the novella a deeper meaning. It is possible to compare and contrast the different metamorphosis though it is evident that they are similar as they both focused on one thing,
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