"The Metamorphosis" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

"The Metamorphosis"
Examines autobiographical elements in this novel by Franz Kafka.
# 67459 | 1,224 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 09, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (German)

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Even a surface reading of any of Kafka's work reveals obvious parallels with his life. "The Metamorphosis" is no exception. The paper shows that, without a doubt, the actual conditions of Kafka's life, especially his family life, are certainly a model for the family dynamic in the story. However, the novella is clearly highly autobiographical on a number of other levels as well. A brief examination of Kafka's life sheds light on the driving themes underlying this work.

From the Paper:

"Always haunted by feelings of inferiority, Kafka also faced his father's disapproval of his writing, which Hermann considered to be a waste of time, never hesitating to point out to his son that he thought he was a disappointment. Reportedly, Kafka felt like an insect in his father's authoritative presence and even developed a stammer when speaking to him. Gregor, likewise, cowers in fear of his father, who finds him repulsive and attacks him at every turn."

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