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Dehumanization In The Metamorphosis By Kafka

analytical Essay
330 words
330 words
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In the novella, The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka uses symbolic language to suggest a theme of dehumanization not only in the story, but in relation to the society he lived in. Even though it is a different time era now than when Kafka wrote the story, the relevance of the topic still prevails. Dehumanization in itself is the act of denying a human or a group of people a positive set of humanistic qualities (Haslam 1). Analyzing text that is present in this novella, it can be determined that because of Gregor’s physical and mental changes, he goes through a series of dehumanizing acts created by himself and others. Dehumanization is still relevant in today’s society, and because of that, many groups have taken a stand and used their voices to

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how franz kafka uses symbolic language to suggest a theme of dehumanization in the novella, the metamorphosis.
  • Analyzes how gregor wakes up one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a "horrible vermin"
  • Analyzes how kafka uses gregor's lack of communication skills to portray dehumanization. miscommunication within a society can lead to discrimination and alienation.
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