The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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Much of Franz Kafka's story “The Metamorphosis” spends it's time talking about Gregor as he struggles to live his new life as a bug. Gregor tries to find a analytical reason as to why he has taken upon this form but later on finds on that he has to accept the truth. From being an ordinary travel salesman and provider for his family to a abomination, Gregor becomes hopeless as he can't work or provide for his family. His new life as an insect causes a hardship as he is faced with isolation from his family, transformation, and guilt. Gregor discovers himself when he sees how the world looks at him from his transition from a human to an insect. Gregor's death illustrates the cruelty of society and denial of his family when they can't obtain the things they want in life anymore because of his new form. In the beginning of the story, Gregor wishes to be free off his job and family obligations. When Gregor is turned into a bug majority of his problems are eliminated. At first, when Gregor wakes up to see that he is a bug immediately he thinks about his duties as a provider and how he will be able to work in his current state. He says, “ That's all i'd have to try with my boss; I'd be fired on the spot. Anyway, who knows if that wouldn't be a very good thing for me. If I don't hold back for my parents sake, I would have quit long ago.” (Kafka 1,5). When he says “That” Gregor speaks of waking up late like other travel salesman. He wishes he could just walk away from the job if it

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