Analysis Of Kafka 's ' The Metamorphosis '

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Kafka’s piece of literary art is one that provokes a more thorough reader’s view of society, and more precisely, the family, which is considered the society’s basic social unit. On more literal insight, it would be fair to conclude that the society we live in undergoes a social metamorphosis into some states, conditions and status that cannot be possibly fathomed by a rational and neutral human being, in comparison to what is perceived as normal. This change is normally brought about as a result of various factors and environments that we interact with in our life. Whereas Kafka’s novella starts off with a sudden “physical metamorphosis”, plenty of accompanying psychological and sociological changes are also very visible and impact greatly the protagonist’s family over the few months that he lives after his transformation.
From Kafka’s point of view in his award winning The Metamorphosis, the economic status of the protagonist’s home led to change in every family member’s way of life, as demonstrated in this essay. Moreover, it is certain that the protagonist’s heroes’ self-conscious quest to fit into some meaningful structure, their [his family] ceaseless attempts to do the right thing when there is no rational way of knowing what that is, is the very picture of absurdity and alienation. . . . “The terror of art,” said Kafka… about The Metamorphosis, “is that the dream reveals the reality” (1998).
The novel starts off with the protagonist, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up to…
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