Analysis Of Kafka 's ' The Metamorphosis '

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Kafka is ranked among the most important writers of the twentieth century for works that express modern humanity 's loss of personal and collective order. His writing describes the situations of psychological, social, political, and physical instability and confusion that defy logical explanation and which typify Kafka 's conception of humanity 's absurd relationship with the universe (Kafka, 2013). Although Kafka 's work has elicited various critical interpretations, he himself characterized his fiction as symbolic manifestations of his “dreamlike inner life” in which he attempted to reconcile feelings of guilt and insecurity. In recent years, some critics have explored Kafka 's relationship with Judaism as demonstrated by his texts. For many critics, Kafka 's greatness resides in his ability to transform his private torment into universal fables. Much of Kafka 's early writing is lost, but 1912 proved to be a breakthrough year for him as he wrote some of his most important stories, including "The Judgment," "the metamorphosis," and much of his novels. This was also the year when Kafka met Felice Bauer, to whom he was engaged (and disengaged) twice over the next five years in a storm of letters with extremely little physical interaction. His belief in the importance of marriage coupled with the need to get away from his father 's influence was in perpetual conflict with his strong fear of matrimony. In the next year Kafka traveled to Vienna and Venice, and began a brief
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