Metamorphosis: Works in Translation

Puru Verma
Ms. Grilo
Dec 11, 2018

Interactive Oral Reflection

The interactive oral presentation about Franz Kafka's biography truly assisted by comprehension of the contextual elements of the novella The Metamorphosis. Kafka really wanted to become a writer, although, his father and mother were not so keen on this idea. More on his father, he had a very strong personality which controlled the Kafka household. Kafka's father had a great impact on Kafka much credit due to the psych of abuse by his father. For Kafka, both his parents did not have any appreciation for him to become a writer. This relay helped me get a deeper understanding of the characteristics that Kafka ...

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on his education rather than anything else such as writing. Furthermore, when in university, Kafka had dropped his chemistry major and enrolled himself in law, a field of study favored by his father. Later in his life, Kafka had jumped from jobs to jobs until he had found one approved by his father and a job that would leave him time to write as well. He worked for an insurance company and was so good at his job that he was considered his employer's right-hand man, very similar to what we saw in the novella where Gregor was a really great salesman, and the day he does not show up to work on time his employer runs to his house to go check up on his best salesman, Gregor. This gave me a very good insight into the background and the structure of the novella's plot.

Lastly, knowing Kafka's race and religion and the society he was living in gave me the complete understanding of the plot. Knowing that Kafka as a Jew was living in a time and society where his people were not easily ...

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of having this limited care for the one another exclusively if they are providing you with some sort of benefits a constant in the relationship Gregor has with them. However, during Gregor's necessity for help, this society is absent, which connects to the motif of leading someone into isolation. When Mrs. Samsa is first knocking on Gregor's door because he is late for work, she is not too concerned about his well-being, but more concerned that he is late for work which is not good for the family, "it's quarter to seven. Don't you want to be on your way?" (Kafka, 7). The maternal love for the mental and physical concern for Gregor's well-being is absent and here we can see Kafka ...

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