The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Analysis of the story “The Metamorphosis”, by Franz Kafka was

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Analysis of the story “The Metamorphosis”, by Franz Kafka was written back in the early 1900’s, but reflected a more modern way of thinking and lifestyle of today. Gregor felt that he was a slave to his job, isolated from his co-workers, and misunderstood by his family. Although that is the norm in today’s society, it was not the norm back then. In the story Gregor finds himself transformed into a cockroach and his internal struggles become a permanent reality. Kafka’s choice of the family member to play the role of the cockroach was necessary in portraying the curse of the working man only living each day in hurried lifestyle with no freedom. In the early 1900’s people were content with the simple…show more content…
He was just a pest, a nuisance, a cockroach. The analogy that he was not intimidating, such as a spider or snake, but just really an insect that people tried to rid themselves of, like a cockroach, drove deeper into his self-condemnation. Kafka chose Gregor to be the cockroach as he was the only one working in the family, yet he still felt unappreciated and miserable. The moral is that self-loathing can make you an outcast, even if you started out far from it. You will become what you think of yourself, if you do not take necessary steps to improve your reality. Gregor felt like he had no freedom and was trapped in his life caring for and doing everything for everyone else except himself. In conclusion, Franz Kafka’s story was about a man who turns into a cockroach for the remainder of his life and is very mistreated by his family. Like a cockroach, the common worker is one in a million, which drives us further into degrading our self-worth and assuming the worst of others. This is the modern view that readers can visualize while reading this story. The Good Woman of Setzuan Bertolt Brecht Analysis of the “The Good Woman of Setzuan” by Bertolt Brecht I thought this was an excellent story that reflects a fair description of our modern economic systems. Capitalism allows you to work for what you own, however bad decisions can leave you with nothing (and love

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