Metamorphosis 2

The point of view that is used in Franz Kafka's short story "The Metamorphosis" is that of a Third Person narrator. The narrator of the story is not a character who appears in the story, but is a witness to all of the events. The type of narration in "The Metamorphosis" changes once in the story. At the beginning of the story, the narrator is a subjective, limited omniscient narrator. The narrator is able to display to the reader all of the thoughts and feelings of the protagonist Gregor Samsa. The narrator is not able to depict to the reader the feelings of the other members of the Samsa family to the reader. The reader of "The Metamorphosis" images of the Samsa family are those ...

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Thus, the narrator becomes total omniscient. The narrator is now able to reveal the thoughts of the entire Samsa family. For example, after the death of Gregor, the narrator reveals to the reader that the Samsa parents are looking forward to the day when they can find a husband for their daughter. This is something that could not have been revealed by the previous limited omniscient narrator.
The style of narration that was chosen by Franz Kafka creates an atmosphere where the reader feels sympathy towards Gregor Samsa. By having the narrator reveal all of the thoughts and feelings of Gregor the reader can sympathize with him. Also by allowing the reader to see all of the injustices that Gregor has to face, and the fashion in which his family treats him, sympathy for him is encouraged. Finally, the change in viewpoint at the end of the story allows the reader to see how the Samsa family is relieved with the death of Gregor. The lack of compassion shown by his family makes ...

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