The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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... Kafka's The Metamorphosis, the main protagonist, Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself actually transformed into a huge bug. This transformation or metamorphosis has different repercussions for him and his family, his sister in particular, and it provides a sort of release from their circumstances for both of them.
All his working life, Gregor has slaved away at a job that almost dehumanized him, and has now somehow taken him over:
Oh God, he thought, what an exhausting job I've picked on! Traveling about day in, day out. It's much more irritating work than doing the actual business in the office, and on top of that
there's the trouble of constant traveling, of worrying about train ...