The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Essay

992 Words Jul 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Transformations are changes, whether it be physical or psychological, that alters a living organism to evolve for the better, but sometimes the worse. Everyone, past, present, and future, has gone through some sort of time in their life that made them who they are today. All it takes is one huge event to help progress the transformation further. “The Metamorphosis”, by Franz Kafka, is story about the Samsa family. The son, Gregor, and daughter, Grete, are the two main characters of the story. Each of them go through a type of transformation, except one turns for the worse and the other turns for the better.
Gregor Samsa is a young adult that works as a traveling salesman to help support his family after their business went under. Once the story starts, Gregor finds himself as “a monstrous insect”. (Kafka, Ch.1 Para.1) A transformation has already taken place before the story even started. At first Gregor has some difficulty associating with his new body, “He felt a slight itch on the surface of his belly. Slowly he shoved himself on his back closer to the bedpost so that he lift his head more easily.” (Ch.1 Para.4) Doing things in a new body that you hardly have control of can be quite eventful and tiresome. When it comes to the portion of eating a meal, since Gregor’s change, the food he normally eats starts to decrease his interest, “But he soon drew back in disappointment: not only did he find it difficult to eat because of the soreness in his left side…but also…

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