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.
"One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." This striking opening line belongs to one of the most famous stories in modern literature, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The story is about the transformation of a travelling salesman named Gregor and his family. After the protagonist changes into an insect and is no longer able to provide for his family, they go through a lot of hardships that changes all of their lives. From the beginning of the story Gregor is presented as a caring person who works hard in order to support his family without expecting anything in return.
The subtle shift in tones and actions of the characters - especially those of his Father and Grete - gradually rise to the surface as Gregor’s days of being a bug lengthens. The concept of change, both physical and emotional, is brought up throughout the story multiple times. It is reflective of how Kafka’s perspective of core family values changes with money: with financial independence from Gregor, his family becomes more capable of cruelty towards him. Kafka explores absurdity not only through Gregor’s transformation, but the consequences the metamorphosis has on his family. While Gregor’s physical bug transformation seems appalling and oddly fascinating, what is often neglected and overlooked is the distortion of the relationship between Gregor and Grete.
In ‘An Inspector Calls’ responsibility assumes an essential position throughout the play, creating the narrative itself, and continuing to progress it as the play develops. It acts as both a plot device as well as a compliment to Priestley 's beliefs. From the very beginning, Mr. Birling’s absence of responsibility kickstarted the forlorn situation of Eva Smith’s and her subsequent death. Arthur 's dismissal of his accountability towards her and his workers is demonstrated even before the Inspector even begins to talk in depth about the incident, with Arthur calling himself a " hard-headed businessman" that " looks after his own self". This depicts Mr. Birling as being a member of the capitalist, industrialist 'bourgeoisie ' class, which immediately paints him in a very negative light from the perspective of a 1946 post-WWII audience.
How they believe that you can remove the footprint of your fathers and ancestors and the reputation they had through your own impact on the society. Meaning you are seen as an individual and make your own reputation. As for Onkonkwo. His father was not a well-liked person in his village due to his lack of family responsibility and debt he was an ‘agbala’. It was not until Onkonkwo became a warrior did he get rid of his father’s reputation and was finally seen as a different person that endured different qualities than his father did.
"A life without cause is a life without effect," a famous quote from Paulo Coelho. This quote is similar to Ebenezer Scrooge 's transformation. Scrooge being as miserly as he was causes a bigger impact in the play and also in his alteration. Scrooge was an old niggardly man who was selfish and didn 't aid or support anyone besides himself. As a result to his actions, his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley visits Scrooge attempting to change Scrooge for the better.
English essay Symbolism of objects in "The Metamorphosis" The metamorphosis is a novel written by Franz Kafka and published in 1915. In this novel the author tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who lived with his family, and sustained it financially till the day he woke up to realize he had transformed into a "monstrous vermin". Gregor ends up dying due to starvation and he is thrown to the garbage. The cause of death of Franz Kafka and the main character in this novella is particularly the same. The meaning of this writing can be interpreted in diverse ways: it might be a reflection of his life or even a critique towards the capitalist society.
In Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis”, Gregor Samsa is a travelling salesman who has been turned into a “monstrous vermin” overnight. The story follows the events that happen after this transformation, such as how the different family members treat Gregor. At the end of the book Gregor dies, and the novella concludes with the family future plans after Gregor’s death. After reading the novella, I think that looking at the ending of of the novella, the readers are definitely left with a sense of hope because the future prospects of the family are very promising, and the family also has a clear future for their daughter. To begin, when the family discusses about their future, it can be seen that there is hope for a chance in receiving stable income and gaining they peaceful life they once had again.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.
His adoption of Sohrab reflects his own atonement for the rigid class structure he has lived by his whole life, his actions underscoring his moral growth to the reader. He learns to relinquish his selfish ways as he begs God to not leave “blood on Sohrab’s hands” no longer bound by his guilt and shame revealing to us, the reader Amir’s redemption. The older narrator reflects “It’s wrong, what they say about the past” as he acknowledges “the past always claws its way out” that he understands the depths of morality and has grown from it. Ultimately, Amir concludes “For you, a thousand times over”, the words of Hassan as he abandons his selfish ways, to serve and to