The Metamorphosis: Shape And Form



The story of The Metamorphosis is one that is very subtle and very delicate.
Kafka wrote in a fashion that would allow a reader to interpret the story in a
way that may be different each time it is read. From the beginning, we see
that a young, hard working, man, Gregor, has turned into a bug, and as the
story continues, one can see that he was much more than an insect. What else
could he be? Even after his death, it is obvious that Gregor was there for a
cause. His family depended on him for their happiness. The purpose for his
existence was to serve his family. His mother and father created him and were
the driving force behind his physical change. There was a lack ...

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and my sister. (pp. 82-83)." He felt
that his family was too dependent of him. When Gregor wouldnt let anyone in his
room in fear that they would be horrified by his condition, he thought that his
family was harassing him because he was in danger of losing his job, and
because the chief would begin harassing his parents again for the old debts" (p.
76). At this point, everyone was angry and wanted him to get up for work.

All that mattered to the family was what Gregor was able to provide.
After his secret of change to an insect was discovered, they realized that he
was no longer of any use to the family, and he was unappreciated in every way.
He didn't have his job and no longer had anything to offer. "The house soon
started to fall apart; the household was reduced more and more "(p. 113).
Gregor was now a problem for he had no function in the family. They locked him
up, imprisoning him by not allowing him out of his room. Slowly, his
possessions were removed, and for ...

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