The cruelty of the Samsa family to Gregor started even before his metamorphosis. He was the main supporter of his family after his father's business failed and by this be was trapped. Forced to work a job he hated Gregor worked tirelessly to pay off his father’s debt. In doing so Gregor was isolated from the world and was never able to find a wife or have a life of his own. After Gregor’s metamorphosis the cruelty his family showed him changed.
Rex said, “That was merely a matter of seeing how far you would all go to survive” (Bodeen 171). The Compound by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, demonstrates the hardships of conflict between family. In this-award winning novel, Rex’s actions leads to conflict after conflict during the duration of the novel. One event such as this was the time when he cloned new sons and daughters and planned to feed them to the older members of the family when they eventually run out of food. A second event such as this was the time when Eli confronted his father about his deception.
Throughout the novella, it is apparent that Gregor becomes increasingly isolated from the world and dehumanized by the people surrounding him. Gregor soon is resented by his family for being such a burden, and is separated from his group to which he has been comfortably attached to for most of his life. His work and family are main contributors to Gregor’s feelings of isolation and alienation and he is not able to overcome these respective tragedies. Family is one of the most common groups that we as human beings feel an obligation to be a part of. In Metamorphosis, Gregor is loved greatly by his family for all of his hard work at his job so he can provide for his entire family without them
Scrooge then is saddened that he didn’t help the family when they asked for help. Scrooge also regretted not donating money when he had plenty to give. At the end of the journey, Scrooge sees his end and how the people around him react to his death. He then is filled with disappointment after analyzing his way of living and wishes to change it all, Scrooge regrets the greed that has driven his life and the choices he has made. Scrooge finds that everything has a consequence, but he is ready to remove all his greediness and replace it with giving to others.
As he draws the similarities between himself and Safie’s father, he points out the “barbarous sentence” the merchant has to face. Similarly, the monster faces a sentence after being created: the rejection from his creator and human society without evaluation of his personality. The creature experiences a sense of compassion as he draws his attention towards the cottagers and becomes aware of their transition to becoming outcasts. In this chapter, it exposes the physical conditions that came with the misfortune of the DeLaceys family. “Such were the events that preyed on the heart of Felix and rendered him, when I first saw him, the most miserable of his family.
When his father finally died of Dysentery, Elie found himself doing the unthinkable, he had abandoned his father like the Rabbi’s son did to him. Although he only did so in thought, Elie was aware and it made him question himself as his old mentor Moishe the Beadle taught him to do. Eliezer did not shed a tear for his father, and so he wouldn’t allow himself to dig deep into his feelings because he knew exactly what he would find; a sense of relief. The dehumanization that the Jews had experienced, threw all of their emotions out of place. Rather than feelings sad because his own father died, Elie was happy and relieved when his father had passed.
The Metamorphosis: Critical Essay HOOK: “Just because your doctor has a name for your condition, does not mean that he knows what it is,” Franz Kafka’s chilling maxim alludes to the remarkable lore behind his masterful novella, The Metamorphosis. HIST: Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague to a businesswoman and a haberdasher. His parent’s high expectations caused him to struggle to maintain relationships with them throughout his life. BRIDGE: This matter crossed over into Kafka’s melancholy story where the main character, Gregor Samsa, becomes burdened by his parent’s debt and demands, eventually driving him to no longer have the will to live. THESIS: Throughout the story, comparisons are made when Gregor instantaneously goes insane, the
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.
This symbolism seems to express the author's dismay at how maturity means accepting surrender to the whims of one's family and one's culture. These lines describes Gregor’s last condition: "He had pains, of course, throughout his body, but it seemed to him that he was getting gradually fainter and fainter and would finally go away altogether. The rotten apple in his back and the inflamed area around it, which was completely covered with fluffy dust, already hardly bothered him. He thought back on his family with deep emotion and love. His conviction that he would have to disappear was, if possible, even firmer than his sister's.
Fisher also made choices that impacted his whole family. Like his wife, he has been easy on Erik too. After, Erik and his friend spray paint Paul’s eyes, Mr.Fisher chooses to forget about the incident and move on. He also chose to not tell Paul the truth about his eyes because he didn’t want Paul to fear his older brother. Doing this really doesn’t help Paul because he is already terrified of his brother.
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.
In chapters 9-12, Sinclair makes a point about how the search and need for money can cause people to behave selfishly. In those chapters, it is revealed that Jonas, Teta Elzbieta 's brother, abandoned the family because he was tired of working diligently and not being allowed to use his hard-earned money. It is also disclosed that Jurgis had lost his job as a result of his injury because the foreman "had found someone else to do the work as well and did not want to bother to make a change" (219). The foreman believed that reserving Jurgis ' job for him and would an inconvenience and refused to make room for both Jurgis and his replacement because that would mean paying two men for something that can be done by one man. Sinclair also
Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart. What next, what fate still waits for me? I just held my son in my arms and now, look, a new corpse rising before my eyes- wretched, helpless mother-O my son.” (Sophocles 1420-25). Creon begins to see how his pride lead him to this and sees how it could affect even more and starts to wonder what else his actions will do to him. The decision to punish Antigone he sees was not worth the death of his family.
The majority of his perspectives on life and society originated from the hatred that he felt towards his parents; he opposed all that they wanted for him. In the event that Chris would have forgiven them, he likely would 've came back home. At the end of the film, when he is dying slowly, Chris realizes that “Happiness is only real when shared.” (Into the Wild). This is the most important quote of the movie because his entire journey was to find his happiness and discover himself. Looking back from the beginning of the trip when he meets many interesting strangers who helped him to friends he made along the way.
He is not looking for pity of a crutch because he is far too independent and strong now to search for sympathy for a circumstance he cannot change. His friends and family are always left profoundly astonished by his actions and thoughts presented in certain scenarios where depression and negativity arise from a social environment. He once told me that “The only time I felt as if I had a father or a teacher was at someone else’s home.” But the part the makes me the proudest to know him is the fact that if you were to have just met Hunter, you would never have any idea what he deals with or where he has come from. Hunter is strong, and he is the perfect example of not letting circumstances change your