An Analysis of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
In “The Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka, Gregor’s life is completely controlled by his family and work. He never ever takes the time to satisfy his individual joy. His main top priority is to memorize train schedules and make certain he shows up on time to work. From his bedroom window, he sees the outdoors world, however he never tries to get outside and live life like a regular person. Although he does take a trip a lot, for his job, he doesn’t actually understand much about the world. All he ever does is focus on working and attempting to get his household out of debt. Rather of taking control of his life, he’s the one being controlled.
Gregor totally forgets about his own well-being and concentrates on his family’s problems. He gets complete satisfaction by looking out his window and even gains satisfaction by admiring a publication picture of a “girl all worn furs,”(p. 26). Gregor just sits and does nothing, depressed with absolutely nothing to live for but his household. Instead of heading out and experiencing life, he simply beings in his space all the time. Solitude satisfies him like an individual in a retirement home, in prison, or in a psychological institution. Having the capability to head out and have fun, he would rather much pay attention to his family problems.
Besides work, he has absolutely nothing else to do. As long as his household is comfortable, Gregor enables his job and household to control him. Even as he is passing away, only happy thoughts cross his mind. Pleasing his household is all that matters, causing Gregor to experience life behind closed doors. Gregor strives to pay off his family’s debts and cover other financial needs. Even as a bug, Gregor considers his job rather of stressing over what he appeared like. Given that work is on his mind constantly, he has no time at all to have a life and is a slave to his job.
Gregor is the kind of individual who is committed to work and cash, not for himself but to support his family’s requirements, he is a person who believes that work is required. Individuals who are workaholics not do anything else but work day in and day out. That aspiration to have money has people dealing with weekends, working late hours, and working at home. This triggers people to have no time at all for family. Although not everybody who works desire to work. In our society, there are parents that can’t afford to miss out on a day of work. In the story Gregor stresses more about his household than about himself.
Rather of his parents working hard to offer Gregor a better life, as parents declare to do for their children, Gregor is the one supporting his family, keeping them out of financial obligation and wishing for a better life for his sis. Now that he’s ended up being a slave to his job, work controls him and his life no longer exist. When Gregor develops into a roach, his family overlook him. Nobody appreciates his improvement. His household relaxes, despite the fact that they have the ability to work themselves, while Gregor slaves away at his task to offer a comfy environment for his family.
When Gregor metamorphosises into a “monstrous vermin”( 1 ), he discovers that his moms and dads had a concealed money that they had actually conserved. He does not have a loving family Obviously, he does not have a loving family. Gregor was the backbone of the family, after he turned into a bug he felt embarrassed that he could not assist his family. This reveals that Gregor was only concerned for his family’s well-being. Simply as athletic heroes who can no longer show outstanding athletic abilities become useless to a team, in Gregor’s case he spoils for his family.
Fans start losing interest and the athlete ends up being a no one and are no use to anyone. When an athlete becomes old, he could not do anything else but feel embarassment. After being caged in his room for a long a time, Gregor comes out to listen to Grete’s music, appreciating it more than the roomers, only to trigger Grete to become upset, without understanding what his intents were. Individuals in our society are sometimes misunderstood when attempting to do something positive. When nobody sees positivity in one’s action, as Gregor attempted his whole life, even as a bug, he was pushed away.
Gregor lastly feels that he’s not who he once was and now he seems like a concern and doesn’t want to live. Neglect from his family triggered Gregor to wish to get away. Gregor might also be a bug due to the fact that he has no life. Permitting his household and work to manage him, he never has time to do or experience anything for himself. In the end he dies from an infection triggered by his dad, who wounded him with an apple. This is symbolic, due to the fact that it shows that his family didn’t enjoy him and considered him to be a bother. Considering that his life is managed, he seems like a bug. Work Cited Bruce, Iris. Aspects of Jewish Folklore in Kafka’s The Transformation.” The Metamorphosis. Ed. Stanley Corngold. New York City: Norton, 1996. 107-125. Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis. Ed. Stanely Corngold. New York, 1996.–. Letters and diaries of Franz Kafka.” The Transformation. Ed. Stanley Corngold. New York: Norton, 1996. 61-74 Straus, Nina Pelikan. “Transforming Franz Kafka’s Transformation.” The Metamorphosis. Ed. Stanley Corngold. New York City: Norton, 1996. 126-140 Sweeney, Kevin W. “Competing Theories of Identity in Kafka’s The Transformation. The Transformation. Ed. Stanley Corngold. New York City: Norton, 1996. 140-153