Analysis Of The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

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“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.” (Kafka 3) That right there is the famous opening line to The Metamorphosis, that line drags people in and make them want to read more of the novel. Franz Kafka gave vivid details of the morning Gregor had woke up realizing that he had changed into a monstrous verminous bug. What people don’t realize is that Gregor is Franz Kafka, it all started during 1912. “The aftermath of the war (raging as Kafka composed The Metamorphosis) was the “Balkan slaughterhouse,” as it widely called at the time with well over 200,000 soldiers killed in a few weeks” (Stach 227). Franz Kafka started writing about the dejection, which led him to envisioning himself as a large insect which is what gave him the idea to write The Metamorphosis. “The protagonist of The Metamorphosis,Gregor Samsa, has declined from a respected army lieutenant into his present status as giant house pest” (Whitlark 3). Franz Kafka was born in Prague, than part of the Austro- Hungarian Empire, on July 3,1883. Franz was a good popular student, but the boy showed poor health that was troubled to him his entire life. In 1901, he went to German University in Prague to study law, he found it to be boring. His real interest was in literature. In 1906 he graduated with his degree in law, he started working in a government insurance office. Still living with his parents, in 1906 he

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