Gregor never identifies himself with an insect. She and her mother begin taking furniture away, but Gregor finds their actions deeply distressing.
His insect appearance must not be real because it does not suit Gregor the businessman. Gregor still has human feelings and needs, he still wishes to relate with his family and other members of society, and he still wishes to be responsible.
This is achieved from the construction of sentences in the original German, where the verbs of subordinate clauses are put at the end. Only after he has expiated the sin-debt can he "take the big step" toward freedom. After the metamorphosis, Gregor becomes unable to work and is confined to his room for most of the remainder of the story.
Part II[ edit ] Gregor awakens and sees that someone has put milk and bread in his room. Gregor Samsa The central character of the novella, Gregor was a salesman who was the sole bread earner of the family.
Gregor gradually behaves more and more like an insect, not only craving different foods than he did when he was human, but also beginning to prefer tight, dark spaces, like the area under his sofa, and enjoying crawling on the walls and ceiling.
Gregor also learns that his mother wants to visit him, but his sister and father will not let her. This is their curse. But all his wishes and dreams get shattered when he wakes up as a vermin one fine morning.
Gregor tries to catch up with the fleeing office manager, but his father drives him back into the bedroom with a cane and a rolled newspaper. Samsa is Gregor's father. Their second maid also shows no surprise when she discovers Gregor, and when the boarders staying with the family see Gregor they are mostly upset that Gregor is unclean and disturbs the sense of order they desire in the house.
All these elements together give the story a distinct overtone of absurdity and suggest a universe that functions without any governing system of order and justice. One of the lodgers spots Gregor, and the rest become alarmed. Gregor runs out of the room and into the kitchen.
On the contrary, by all evidence Gregor has been a good son and brother, taking a job he dislikes so that he can provide for them and planning to pay for his sister to study music at the conservatory. He begins climbing the walls and ceiling for amusement.
Did he originally want to send her to a conservatory as a kind of "messenger" to a spiritual realm? Rather, the story and all the members of the Samsa family treat the event as a random occurrence, like catching an illness. More significantly yet, samsja means "being alone" in Czech.
The basic question here is this: Gregor is depicted as isolated from society and often misunderstands the true intentions of others. A "Venus in furs" literally recurs in The Metamorphosis in the picture that Gregor Samsa has hung on his bedroom wall. If we look first at the unrealistic elements, there is a danger that we will be dazzled and see no more, as in the usual crude reading of Metamorphosis: The family takes a trolley ride out to the countryside, during which they consider their finances.
Gregor grows more comfortable with his changed body. Gregor tries to catch up with him, but his father drives him back into the bedroom with a cane and a rolled newspaper.
His job is now broken into its separate components. His inability to provide for his family, coupled with his speechlessness, greatly reduce his thought processes.
Worse than that, the more he has done for his family, the more "they had simply got used to it.Video: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: Book Summary This lesson presents a comprehensive plot summary of Franz Kafka's novella, ''The Metamorphosis.'' The narrative tells the story of a traveling salesman who wakes one morning to find he's transformed into a giant insect.
In Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis", the transformation of the character Gregor from a man to one of the most repellent insects, a cockroach, may seem exaggerated and ridiculous, becoming more so over the course of the story as the action builds and emotions become more charged.
The Metamorphosis study guide contains a biography of Franz Kafka, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. About The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis Summary.
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is composed of layer upon layer of symbolic meanings. Suffice it to bear in mind that the original German title -Die Verwandlung- admits of a number of.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Home / Literature / The Metamorphosis / Analysis ; The Metamorphosis Analysis Literary Devices in The Metamorphosis.
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory. The Metamorphosis was a big hit when Kafka read the story out loud to his buddies in Prague.
He had to keep pausing in order to give everyone a chance to. And The Metamorphosis is considered to be about as Kafkaesque as Kafka gets. that's a compliment. A really huge one. The Metamorphosis is a story about a man, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up as a gigantic, incredibly disgusting bug.Download