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Theme Of Gregor In The Metamorphosis

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The word metamorphosis indicates change. A change in the habits and form of an animal. Butterflies for example change from caterpillars to their adult form. In The Metamorphosis, Gregor's change was from a human to a beetle-like insect. This unusual transformation causes Gregor's family to change their thoughts of him. Whether or not this transformation was harmful rather than beneficial is debatable depending on how you interpret Gregor's life during his alteration. Due to Gregor's form he is forced to isolate himself from any humans nearby, in this case, his household. Franz Kafka emphasizes a number of themes throughout The Metamorphosis, yet one of the most noteworthy themes is the alienation of Gregor not only by his family but society
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