“The Metamorphosis” – Written by Franz Kafka Essay
Frist, “The Metamorphosis” was written by Franz Kafka. It a fiction story of a tragedy salesman named Gregor Samsa, who turned into a gigantic insect, but still possessed a human mind. “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into some monstrous vermin” (Kafka, 1883-1924, Pg. 717). Gregor was a hardworking who sacrifices himself to pay off his family debts. But he was never recognized by his family by all the efforts he tries to provide for his family. “…and furthermore, they were so preoccupied with their immediate troubles that they had lost all consideration for the future.” (Kafka, The 1883-1924, Pg. 725). The events in the story could applied and assimilated with modern society and families today. In my opinion when people don’t recognize anyone’s value or good actions but only take it for granted, but later starts to appreciate them or don’t and Gregor case he was never appreciated by his family.
Next, Gregor physical appearance become a huge obstacle for his family. So, they had to work to support their family financial even through they had little money off form Gregor working. They also had to take care of Gregor but couldn’t all the time. “Who in this overworked and exhausted family had time to worry about Gregor any more than was absolutely necessary?” (Kafka, 1883-1924, Pg. 738). So, his parents ignored him except his sister at first, but later start to ignore him too. My opinion in today society transformation draw attention to ways that people change under pressure, physically psychologically and emotionally so some people think that physical appearance matter all the time, but I don’t think it really matter all the time.
Lastly, Gregor become a burden to him family because they don’t want to put up with his metamorphosis and he didn’t won’t to cause them any more problems, so he decide just to die for his family sakes. “He thought back on his family with deep emotion and love. His conviction that he would have to disappear was, if possible, even firmer than his sister’s” …. “Then, without his consent, his head sank down to the floor, and from his nostrils streamed his last breath” (Kafka, 1883-1924, Pg. 744). When he dies, his family feels a big sense of relief have been lifted off their shoulder and they can start a fresh new life. My opinion the result of Gregor’s metamorphosis is the mental separation that make Gregor isolate from his family that he refers to his metamorphosis as his imprisonment, but he got use to his metamorphosis change before he die.
Inconclusion, have you ever encounter a time when you simply wanted to vent out your issues, your ideas and your opinions but couldn’t. That what Gregor felt like doing his metamorphosis change with his family. This story shows how difficult life being human or Gregor case a “monstrous vermin” going under physical and emotional changes of not recognizing when people are worth and appreciate them of who they really are.