The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka’s ”The Metamorphosis” is acknowledged as a literary masterpiece to be read by any literary aficionado. “The Metamorphosis” has been referenced in many industries far exceeding the English scholarly genre and has crept its way into such studies as the medical and psychology field. Recounted in Psychology journal articles, a portrayal of the agony and sense of loss of self is portrayed so consistently throughout the novel and these feelings are often associated with a number of psychological illnesses. For this reason, “The Metamorphosis” can be found in psychology articles. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1910630/ The psychology articles take a detailed look at the psychological torment experienced by Gregor and present the literature such that you could almost imagine that Gregor Samsa is a psychiatric case study rather than a fictional character. However, opinions among scholars and literary enthusiasts have contemplated what it was Kafka was trying to convey when he wrote this piece. Indeed, Kafka suffered from mental issues and the point is often brought to light that Kafka could have been projecting his internal feelings and experiences about growing up onto Gregor Samsa. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2639911/ Franz Kafka also held a strained relationship with his family, particularly his father, and died at a young age from tuberculosis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2639911/ “The Metamorphosis” can, and has, been…

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