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Kafka's Metamorphosis

  1. Jun 28, 2003 #1
    In Kafka's Metmorphosis, a young travelling salesman wakes up one morning to find that he has transformed into an undefined species of insect. His thoughts remain mostly human, but he is unable to communicate with his beloved family -- as their fear of him creates a larger wedge of aloofness than previously existed. Unfortunately, Georg (the insect-man) was the sole provider of income for his younger sister, mother and father. They are forced to work hard and learn new trades in order to provide for themselves and Georg. When they are finally in a position of nearly attaining financial independence, they begin to resent Georg's existence. The overwhelming feelings of guilt and loneliness finally drive Georg to inadvertent suicide via starvation. Immediately, his family is relieved by this newly lifted burden. They begin to discuss the possibility of moving out their large apartment and saving money by renting a smaller apartment. They find solace in the fact that their futures are finally looking much brighter. Georg's parents are also further delighted when they realize that during this time, their young daughter has transformed into a shapely woman who will surely attract a handsome, successful husband.

    Isn't it funny how life always kicks you when you're down?

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