Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

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The Beauty and the Beast fairy tale that we all heard of as little kids is resembled by Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. While Walter H. Sokel story Kafka's "Metamorphosis": Rebellion and Punishment underscores themes of Gregor being the beast in the story for his "ugly" exterior and how there is an extended metaphor included in Kafka's novella. Douglas Angus story, Kafka's Metamorphosis and "The Beauty and the Beast" Tale reveals a theme of Gregor wanting to be loved by anyone in his family since he felt like a beast, it is apparent by juxtaposing these two texts that Beauty and the Beast can be seen through the novella The Metamorphosis because not only can Gregor be considered as the beast, but Grete can be looked as the Beauty since she is the one keeping him alive until the end of chapter three. In Sokel's story, he makes interesting points as to why Kafka's novella can be seen as a fairy tale most kids see when they are younger. The first point he makes is that "…Kafka's Metamorphosis is a pessimistic and a bitterly…show more content…
He states that "Metamorphosis followed by a repeated appeal for love is one of the most wide-spread narrative patterns of myth and ballad, to be found in the "beauty and the beast" and the "loathly lady" tales," (Angus 69). The author then goes on to say how Kafka's story can be perceived and represented with many autobiographical events. "All of our knowledge of Kafka's life and story technique suggests that it is a perception of fantasy of his long life sense of loneliness and exclusion… That the entire story is one long, varied and agonized appeal for love is obvious," (Angus 70). Therefore, Kafka has Gregor have a desperate appeal and how for Gregor it resembles psychic hunger. This seems to happen through the novella with Gregor because in Kafka's childhood he never truly had a reliable source of affection from his
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