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The paper discusses Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis", a tale verging on science fiction, that weaves the idea of industry and learned helplessness into one family's lives. The paper explains that "Metamorphosis" expresses the need to allow metamorphosis to engage you and help you create a better way for yourself, without relying blindly on others to do so for you, no matter their good intentions. The paper also states that all of the characters in the work experience a metamorphosis of sorts, allowing them to re-engage in the industry of life. The paper comments that Kafka's book expresses the need to allow metamorphosis to engage you and help you improve yourself, without relying blindly on others to do so for you.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bloom, Harold, ed. Franz Kafka''s the Metamorphosis. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.
- Bouson, J. Brooks. A Study of the Narcissistic Character and the Drama of the Self A Study of the Narcissistic Character and the Drama of the Self. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1989.
- Greenberg, Martin. The Terror of Art: Kafka and Modern Literature. New York: Basic Books, 1968.
- Kafka, Franz. Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka. Trans. Willa Muir and Edwin Muir. New York: Modern Library, 1952.
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Metamorphosis (2008, September 07) Retrieved October 03, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/metamorphosis-107550/
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