The definition metamorphosis, offered above , seems to be honored not only by me but also by Kafka. That is why Kafka not only shows Gregor, who is representing the physical but hints that Grete also achieved a metamorphosis, and hers is more complete due to the hints that Kafka leaves us leaves in the story. You would think that since the title of the story is “Metamorphosis” that the main character would be Gregor because when you hear the word metamorphosis you think that the person will be going through some noticeable change, which is proven correct when we see him as a bug. Although Gregor does go through a metamorphosis, his metamorphosis is not that much of a metamorphosis aside from the change from a human to bug. Gregor the “bug” is the same as the Gregor the human. Before his metamorphosis Gregor’s qualities that would defi...
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...osis unlike Gregor is more realistic and more beautiful as compared to gregor whom turned into a bug. Greta has basically matured more and is at the age where she can be married and can also take care of the parents. Greta like Gregor goes through a metamorphosis, but her metamorphosis can be described as a caterpillar evolving into a butterfly.
Taking everything into account the change or metamorphosis of Grete can concluded that it is the effect of Gregor’s metamorphosis. Gregor’s metamorphosis forces Greta to think about the future and that if she doesn’t start making money then they would be on the streets. This cause her to mature and understand the harsh reality of the world. She understands that if she doesn’t get her act together the world will chew her up and spit her back all used up with nothing left. This causes her to think more about her family and
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