We Grow Accustomed To The Dark Analysis

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The word change is often associated with a negative connotation, however in “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka and “We grow accustomed to the Dark” by Emily Dickinson this is not the case. In “The Metamorphosis” Gregor is faced with many challenges however he has a positive outlook on them and his character benefits from it. In “We grow accustomed to the Dark” things are often unclear however we always find a way to persevere. In “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka change is presented as positive. For example, in the text, Kafka states, “Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer” (page 96). This quote shows that Gregor accepts the hardships he faces without complaint. He is able to calm himself down even after he has turned into a bug.…show more content…
For example, the text states, “A Moment–We uncertain step, For newness of the night—, Then—fit our Vision to the Dark—, And meet the Road—erect—,” (Dickinson, lines 5-8). This stanza shows that for a moment things are in the dark and everything is unclear. But when adapted to the dark, everything will become transparent again. Although this stanza provides a positive outlook, the previous stanzas are portrayed as depressing and underwhelming. However, the attitude shifts during the last stanza from negative to positive. For instance, the text reads, “Either the Darkness alters—, Or something in the sight, Adjusts itself to Midnight—, And Life steps almost straight,” (Dickinson, lines 17-20). When the dark changes to light or when other objects adjust themselves to the darkness, life seems to come back together. In this stanza, the change from dark to light is presented as positive because it is the transition between not seeing and being in the clear. In “We grow accustomed to the Dark”, by Emily Dickinson, change is presented as mostly positive. In both “The Metamorphosis” and “We grow accustomed to the Dark” change is presented as mostly positive. This is shown in the way the authors show that their characters find a way to accept their challenges and
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