Feeling like an outsider in normal in today’s society; everyone has felt excluded at least once, whether it be something as small as a conversation or as a large as not being invited to an event. However, there are other people who have been completely left out, people who don’t fit into a particular group or ideal and are left out because they are different. Some may argue that they are excluded because they are misunderstood, but that is not the case. The short story“The Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka, the video “Franz Kafka and Metamorphosis” by BBC, and personal experience prove that people are excluded because they are different from what is considered normal, and not due to a misunderstanding or being misjudged.
In the short story “The Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka, the main character, Gregor, is turned into a beetle and is excluded by his family. The reason for his exclusion was because he was different. He could no longer speak or move humanly, and no longer looked human. Although his family thinking he could not understand them may be part of the reason for his exclusion, but the fact that he would have still been excluded eventually debunks the idea. It is human nature to reject something different from them. For example, Mrs. Samsa, Gregor’s mother and had even begged in paragraph 62, “Let me go to Gregor...Don’t you understand I have to go to him?”. However, when she finally did see him, she fainted. Even though she had wanted to see him and most likely