Deceptive Appearances Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Deceptive Appearances
An analysis of the role of appearances in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis".
# 115355 | 1,025 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper examines William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and illustrates how, in these works, people and circumstances are misjudged because of how they appear rather than how they really are. The paper shows how characters in "Hamlet" become victims of skewed perceptions of truth and that perception changes reality while the characters in "The Metamorphosis" also have a skewed perception of Gregor.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kafka, Franz. "The Metamorphosis." The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. R. V. Cassill, ed. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 1981. pp. 740-78.
  • Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. Barbara Mowat, ed. New York: Washington Square Press. 1992.

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