The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

2028 Words Aug 11th, 2014 9 Pages
The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka was thought to have been the master of the parable. A parable is a fictitious tale in only which he could succeed. Kafka has a riveting sense of humanity and the overall tone from the actuality of human worth and desire, but Kafka’s metaphorical tongue is one spoken in morals. It is said that a parable cannot be explained in its purity because the individual will translate the emotion more clearly than the author’s full understanding of the situation. In theory, this means that, as people, a parable will reveal more about a critic than the author. With this in mind, the prompt has asked me to delve into the meanings behind Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, and arrive at an adequate interpretation for such an unobstructed inquiry. Kafka will use Gregor Samsa to demonstrate the many morals through this character’s life and death while also displaying his Jewish hardships and life through the intimacy of writing. I believe that the most important concept in the story is the realization of what you have become and the manifestation of how others influence you with their own thoughts. In this essay, I hope to defend my point of view and my selected moral from the aspects of Gregor’s family, work, and his changed sense of self. First, Gregor’s Family, being the cruel hearted gremlins that they were, stole youth or enjoyment that Gregor could possibly have in the story. For example, Gregor was rarely seen in his family. The long work hours had prevented…
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