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  • Kafka Causes Gregor
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    The Metamorphosis Essay According to Sigmund Freud, the Oedipal Stage is a necessary and required step in a boy's life, in order for him to develop into a normal functioning individual. During the Oedipal Stage, the boy first falls in love with his mother, and becomes jealous of his father. He wants his mother all to himself. Although the boy fears his father and therefore does not act in an assertive manner, he still views his father as a competitor. Later on, the boy, attempting to identify wi...
  • As Gregor Samsa
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    Metamorphosis According to Webster's New College Dictionary, a metamorphosis is defined to be a marked alteration in appearance, condition, character, or function. Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis could not have a more appropriate title than it dons now. Virtually every round character in this extraordinarily poetic story takes on at least one, sometimes several transformations throughout the course of the writing. Every member of the family is changed in some aspect: physical appearance, temperament...
  • Poor Gregor Samsa
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    in franz kafka's "the metamorphosis", kafka describes a son who suffers botha literal and symbolic transformation into a huge, repulsive, fatally wounded insect. through characterization, metaphors, and irony, kafka gives his story deep underlying meanings, yet writes so simply that it could very well be the point of view of a defenseless child. gregor samsa, the main character of the novel, believes himself to be useless to society in general. kafka uses characterization, by transforming gregor...
  • Industrial Revolution Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
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    In the Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka transforms the main character, Gregor Samsa, into a bug. Kafka chose the bug for several reasons. The bug is a symbol for the life that Gregor has. His life is full of loneliness and emptiness. Furthermore, Kafka wrote this book shortly after the Industrial Revolution. There is a connection between the bug-form of Samsa and the transformation of workers into machines. Gregor Samsa is a traveling salesman who brings in most of the income for his entire family. Wa...
  • Gregor's Family
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    Metamorphosis-alienation In German, the word Kafka uses to describe Gregor Samsa's transformation is ungezieter, which is a word used by the Germans during his lifetime in reference to the Jews. The literal English translation is "monstrous vermin". Kafka uses Gregor's family to show how inhumane society can be. In The Metamorphosis, Kafka uses his experiences to create much of Gregor's life. He indicates that Gregor's family only saw him as a means of survival before the change and took advanta...
  • German Words Ungeheures Ungeziefer
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    So often characters in fiction can be traced back to a symbolic archetype, be it Biblical, mythological or psychological. In Kafka's The Metamorphosis and James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, this is also true. In this essay I will explore the symbolic aspects of the protagonsits in both fictions, and how this symbolism adds to the themes explored in both works. In The Metamorphosis, the language used to describe Gregor's newfound condition is very symbolic and has much resonan...
  • Appearance Of Gregor Samsa's Newfound Body
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    DespiteMesomorphosis Revisited Metamorphosis Revisited Despite appearances which may seem to promote a sense of comedy, Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis actually contains an enormous quantity of symbolism, which serves to underscore several literal events which may have taken place in said story. Within the novella, many literary techniques are employed in order to contribute to the depth of the story line, with symbolism being the most prevalent, though not the sole method. These other literary ...

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