Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Essay

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In the novel “The Metamorphosis” the author Franz Kafka criticises 20th society century during the war in Prague; illustrating an ideal human being, through Gregor Samsa. Kafka describes Gregor someone, who has got everything he needs to be an ideal citizen: helpfulness, diligence and affability. In the Metamorphosis, Kafka suggests life can change and how exclusion can happen. The perspective ensures that the reader feels sorry for Gregor and traces his pain, which is also created by his narrating style. Kafka shows, that even when you are a kind person, society can still injure you, be it physical or psychological. Kafka does not relinquish a lot about Gregor. As the text is told first person narrative, in medias res has an impact on us, as we now experience all moments with the protagonist. There are phrases like “changed…show more content…
She is described as a kind person. Initially Kafka described her as an antifeminist. She is the one, who still hopes that Gregor’s condition is not permanent. Once, when she wants to see and help him, the father and Grete hold her back against her will, even though she tells them “Don´t you understand I have to go to him?” Through the mother, Kafka shows the helplessness of women. Gregor feels responsible for his mother and does not want her to suffer because of him. Kafka says, that if the situation is really dangerous, women show courage when she “begged him for spare Gregors life” The reader here feels sorry for Gregor because he takes so many burdens and no one thanks him for such kind act. Kafka tries to simulate his story here again, while he wants the readers feel sorry for Gregor. After time passes, she changes from being sorrowful mother to an unsympathetic and cold woman as she for example “wished to restrain the broom, but didn´t do it”. Through her we think Gregor is a really kind and responsible person and we wish we were more like him, but it also leads to our disapproval of the

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