Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" Analytical Essay

Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis"
An analysis of Gregor Samsa's struggles in "The Metamorphosis".
# 6368 | 1,590 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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An exploration of how Gregor's metamorphosis into a giant insect in Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" parallels the process that the elderly go through when they lose their independence. It contains extensive and specific references to the text which are used throughout the paper, as well as quotes from outside sources which are used to back up the main points.

From the Paper:

"Gregor Samsa's life changes drastically one morning when he awakens to discover that he has been turned into a giant bug in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. The metamorphosis he goes through is not only physical, but also mental, emotional, and social as he takes on many of the characteristics of someone who has grown old and has become a burden to their family. All the characters in this story are transformed in one way or another throughout the course of the novella, but Gregor's transformation is the most obvious and extensive in all aspects. When the roles of the family are reversed and Gregor is the one being taken care of, we get to see the true nature of the rest of his family and, one might argue, an aspect of human nature that may not be particularly pleasant."

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