Metamorphosis: A Review


The method in Kafka's Metamorphosis is very direct. From his
attention grabbing first sentence until the end of the 58 page story, Kafka
bluntly tells the story of Gregor Samsa who "found himself changed in his
bed into a monstrous vermin". While most, if not all, critics treat the
story as an extended metaphor, the text presents almost no evidence that
Gregor's predicament isn't genuine. It can not be that Gregor simply sees
himself as this hideous creature, because everyone who sees Gregor
throughout the story is horrified by his appearance. The cleaning lady even
refers to him as “dung beetle”. Its almost as if Kafka was , by his very
directness, trying to eliminate the possibility that ...

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required. He was even planning to send his
sister to the music academy to further her violin skills. But to call
Gregor's life tedious would be an understatement. Every day he awoke early
to catch the same train to do the same job until it was time for him to
return home. Kafka implies that in order to save money, or for some unknown
reason, Gregor's social life is almost nonexistent. Therefore, the message
found in Metamorphosis may be one of boredom. Gregor's day to day life was
as monotonous as it could possibly be, so one day, he let his imagination
run wild and imagined what life would be like as a hideous vermin. ...

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