Analysis Of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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Franz Kafka writes Gregor Samsa in his novel The Metamorphosis to portray specific details of his childhood life. In the early 1900’s the Great Depression occurred which changed the romantic time period into the modernism that focused on grotesque imagery. The Great Depression caused people to appreciate their beautiful world, before it turned into the dark and gloomy atmosphere it was for ten years. Kafka and Gregor’s lives share the aspect that both of their fathers were aggressive, alienating and powerful in their son's lives. In the novel The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Kafka reflects his life by using Gregor Samsa to display how disconnected his father and relationship is as a child. In 1929 the longest depression in American history occurred. The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939. This tragic event happened due to the Stock Market Crash and also overproduction. The economic activity declined and the industrial production fell 50%. During this time there was much unemployment and many banks failed which affected many people's lives severely. Nearly 1.5 million people were without jobs during this time period and at the Depressions peak the number was even higher at an estimate of 12.6 million unemployed in the country. This changed people’s perspectives on humanity and the world because they now realized how much they valued the world they lived in before when they took for granted having a job. People now viewed the world as a dark and depressing place
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