Conflict In Metamorphosis

In the short story “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, there are two main kinds of conflict. The first is external conflict, which involves the protagonist against an opposing external force, and can be seen between the main character, Gregor, and his family members. The second, internal conflict, is usually seen as man versus himself, which can be seen in Gregor, his sister, Grete, and the family as a whole. These different conflicts within a story usually lead up to the climax and entice the action of the story to really get going. Franz Kafka suggests that the outcome of the main conflict between Gregor and his family is hopeful for both sides by including the numerous conflicts that ...

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starts helping Grete move the chest and other pieces of furniture out of Gregor’s bedroom.
Another situation involving external conflict occurs between Gregor and Grete. Kafka writes that “...she was so startled that without being able to help it she slammed the door shut again. But as if regretting her behavior she opened the door again immediately...” (p. 134). This shows that Grete likely had to fight off some internal conflicts within herself before being able to face the sight of her ...

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Added: 3/19/2011 06:09:35 PM
Submitted By: halevdw
Category: English
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