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ver, the much she takes care of her brother by providing him with food, making his room cozier to adapt in his transformed body as well as trying to keep his shreds of human left in him alive, shows that she is indeed of a caring character. However, her stage in life, as a young adult, demands that she engage in responsibilities such as getting her family and consequently sustaining it. By so doing, she endeavors to generate income to provide for her family. As much of these happen in Grete’s life, she slowly gives up caring for Gregor, with the excuse that she has income generating activities as her priority in order to meet the needs of her family. Dehumanization emerges when she gives up caring for her brother to chase worldly things such as money. This is the chief cause of Gregor’s death as he dies out of starvation.
Gregor’s transformation is what creates conflict in the text. It elicits varied responses from those people in his life. There is alienation in the form of the distance that is created between him and them after the transformation. He feels as if in he is caged in a prison of his new body while, on the other hand, his family and friends struggle with feelings of sympathy and revulsion towards Gregor. Gregor’s death resolves the conflict caused by his transformation.
The setting plays an important role in the reinforcement of the theme and characterization. Gregor’s bedroom in which he wakes up from a dream and finds himself transformed forms the boundaries of Gregor’s activities. One learns of Gregor’s character through his interaction with much of what is found in this room. Also important in the development of characterization is the entire building that houses the members of Gregor’s family.
In communicating the theme of dehumanization, the author employs various literary devices that include symbolism, metaphors, foreshadowing among others. For instance, the picture of the woman in furs which Gregor clings to when things are
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In this modern world, the clash between individual and the society is becoming more problematic. One can see that alienation in the mainstream society is the most important problem faced by an individual in his private and public domains. Some of the eminent writers make use of the problem of social alienation as the important theme in modern context.
Kafka’s explorations into absurd and surrealistic elements many before they trended in popular art through the surrealist movement, establish his cutting-edge imagination. Perhaps even more significant, however, are the aesthetic qualities to his work. Kafka was able to create an unparalleled world of language that evoked the extremities of anxiety and alienation. This essay examines what may be Kafka’s preeminent work ‘The Metamorphosis’ through its articulation of destiny; specifically that of protagonist Gregor Samsa.
Gregor, the hard-working son, one day woke up with some difficulties getting up thinking he was sick. However, he was soon to find out that he had turned out into an animal that his parents did not dare to look at and could not understand. Although in his mind, Gregor was speaking clearly to his family, all he sounded like to his parents and sister was the sound of an animal.
Specifically, this essay explores the relationship between Gregor’s insect-like identity and self-conscious self, and the influence of his working conditions, especially of his feeling of alienation, on his sudden transformation. As Kafka shows it, the connection of Gregor’s awareness to his ‘transformed’ self—an insect—is depressing.
The hard-working, selfless, responsible Gregor, despite his own awful predicament, is mainly concerned for his family, worried about his boss, his job, and his responsibilities. He has many features and characteristics which can be recognized in aspects of living in the fast paced age of the 21st century.
Gregor Samsa is clearly unhappy with his life and alienated from the expectations placed upon him by his family in particular and society as a whole. "If I didn't have my parents to think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him everything I would, let him know just what I feel," Gregor says.
About five years back, father Samsa loses all his money, which forces son Samsa to work as a traveling salesman in cloth for one of his father’s creditors. The full responsibility of the family falls on young Samsa’s shoulders as his father would not work
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