The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka 's Metamorphosis

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In The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka tells the story of a young man named Gregor who observes the radical changes in his life after transforming into an insect. Gregor’s life was centered on his job as a traveling salesperson and his family. One morning Gregor woke up transformed into an insect. Afraid of the transformation Gregor stays in his room and ignores calls from his family. When Gregor realized that his new body did not allow him to have a normal life, he tried to adapt. After his metamorphosis, Gregor is abandoned by his family and only maintains a small relationship with his sister Grete, who is in charge of serving and provide him with food, but always leaving some distance because of his ugly appearance.
Gregor’s parents evade the situation and avoid touching the subject of Gregor’s transformation. His dad forbade his mother from seeing his son. On a cleaning day, mother and sister began to remove his furniture which scared Gregor and caused him to run away. When the mother sees him, she goes into shock and faints. This episode triggers Gregor’s dad’s anger towards him as he slams Gregor with apples causing him a severe wound. When the family finds themselves in economic hardship they rent out rooms for guests. Gregor causes some problems for his family becomes very depressed and stops eating. He believes that it will be best for his family if he dies freeing them from all the problems he has caused. The next day the maid finds Gregor dead and throws him in the…

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