Friday, May 31, 2019
The Family in Franz Kafkas The Metamorphosis :: Metamorphosis essays
The Family in Metamorphosis   The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, is about a young man, Gregor Samsa, who is transformed overnight into a bug. He soon becomes a disgrace to his family. After his metabolic process, his family goes through an even bigger metamorphosis than Gregor, himself.   Therefore, the real metamorphosis occurs to the family rather than Gregor.   One of the family members who goes through significant metamorphosis is Gregors sister, Grete. She maybe the person that he cared the most about.  After he turned into a bug, her love and care gave him a agent to live, but when she stopped condole with it killed him.  Grete turned from this loving, caring, and warm person into this dark, uncaring, and selfish person.   After Gregor turns into a bug, Grete seems like the only one who cares about her brother, even in the body of a titan bug   She  keeps his room clean and brings him things to eat twice a day. She worries about what he might like to eat But, he would of never been able to recollect what his sister, in the goodness of her heart, actually did. To find out his likes and dislikes, she brought him an assortment of foods(24). . Her kindness, even when she is afraid of his appearance, touches Gregor deeply.   She gives him a reason to live.  She is the only human that he has contact with.  So, he doesnt feel as much alienated as he already is.   This shows that after Gregor turned into a bug, she still cared about him.  Her warmth gave him a reason to live. But, this would not last for long much longer.   As the time passed, Grete practically stops caring about her brother. She starts to treat him differently. No longer considering what she can do to give Gregor a special treat, his sister, before running to business every morning and afternoon, hurriedly shoved any old food into Gregors room with her foot (43).  Grete is not thinking about Gregor like this makes her uncaring. Shoving things with her foot is an example of her showing him that he is a bug because bugs are usually stomped on with feet. Grete gets a job to table service pay for expenses, she no longer wants takes care Gregor makes her selfish.