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Human Contact In Gregor's Metamorphosis

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Gregor's biggest problem after his metamorphosis is being deprived of human contact. Slowly, he starts losing his sense of humanity due to his loss of contact. He even refers to it as 'imprisonment.' "The first enjoyable thing that Gregor had the chance to listen to since his imprisonment." (Pgs. 34-35) However, there are references throughout the novella that make the reader think he may have felt this way even before his transformation. "I have to deal with the... constantly changing human relationships which never come from the heart." (Pg. 4) This shows that Gregor never felt connected to people, hence feeling isolated from the rest of the world. He didn't have a girlfriend, or any friends for that matter. Even though he might be really
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