Mr. Samsa 's behavior toward Gregor is brutal. Instead of trying to understand Gregor, he 's more intent on punishing him. Gregor is unpleasant to the public eye, in that case, he is seen differently and is kept locked up in his room. Gregor 's father has failed to support his family himself, so he behaves aggressively toward his son, due to his feelings of inadequacy. “He felt very proud that he had been able to provide such a life in so nice an apartment for his parents and his sister.
As a result of Kafka’s personal experiences, the story draws similarities throughout leading to the development of the plot. Undoubtedly, Franz Kafka depicts the relationship between himself and his father Hermann within The Metamorphosis. For instance, his father treated him poorly as he resembled disappointment in his eyes. When Mr. Samsa threatens Gregor, he feels that “No plea of [his] helped, no plea was even understood; however humbly he might turn his head, his father merely stamped his feet more forcefully” (Kafka 14). This shows that Mr. Samsa treats Gregor brutally, and rather than understanding him, he intends on pushing Gregor to the limit.
The interaction between the main character Gregor and his father are comparable to the author and his father. Being that Kafka was the only son in the family he was constantly being pressured to take over the family business, his father did not approve of his writings and wanted Franz to become a business man like himself. In The Metamorphosis when Gregor first leaves the room his father’s first reaction is to force Gregor back into the room. This could be a metaphor for how Kafka’s father was constantly forcing him to do what he wanted instead of allowing Kafka to write. Whenever Franz Kafka attempted to explain to his father that he longed to be a writer not a shop owner, his father got very upset.
Creature or Doormat is He Gregor Samsa is a faithful son and brother, who only wishes to help his family. He works for a company that his father had managed to fall in debt with. So Gregor works hard trying to keep his family in a somewhat lavish life all while paying off his fathers debt with his boss/company. Until one day Gregor wakes up only to discover that he is no longer the man he was nor would see his life in the same way. Gregor begins to see his family in a new light, how greedy and selfish they are, along with how he was walked all over by both his family and boss, then Gregor discovers that now that he has become a burden and not a provider his family is no longer loving towards his.
Hitler never liked his family in his youth, and everything they did pushed Hitler’s nerves. Hitler, like Bigger, did not like his family in childhood and seemed... ... middle of paper ... ...want to go through with robbing Blum’s store he tries his best to find a way out, and finds one by degrading Gus. Gus shows up late to their planned spot, Doc’s, and Bigger quickly attacks Gus. After kicking Gus in the back of the legs, Gus lowers his eyes and begins to walk away from Bigger; showing that Bigger already has power over Gus, yet not enough in Bigger’s eyes. Bigger suddenly grabs Gus and starts to choke Gus, not consciously thinking about it, then “Bigger’s hand moved so swiftly that nobody saw it; a gleaming blade flashed” (38, Wright).
His relationship with his father remained strained throughout his life; his father’s impact can be seen in much of Kafka’s writing (Kafka Birthday: A Letter From Franz Kafka To His Father). Gregor’s relationship with his father is similar to Kafka’s relationship with his father. For most of Kafka’s life, he did not live to fulfill his own needs; Kafka was living under his father’s expectations. He was under enormous pressure to become a successful businessman like his father, but Kafka had a profound love for literature which went against his father mindset; hence, the strained relationship between Kafka and his father (Kafka Birthday: A Letter From Franz Kafka To His Father). Franz Kafka had two younger brothers, Georg and Heinrich; unfortunately they both died leaving Kafka as the only... ... middle of paper ... ... treated wrong, he becomes “filled with anger over the wretched care that he was getting” (Kafka 71).
In his novella, The Metamorphosis, the protagonist, Gregor Samsa is one who undergoes a physical and mental transformation due to the unrelenting pressures that his father placed upon him which eventually cause him to die. At the heart of the father-son relationship lies Gregor and his father whose relationship is explored throughout The Metamorphosis. It demonstrates the feelings of worthlessness that Franz Kafka experiences within his own life. Kafka had a difficult life with his father. His father, Hermann Kafka, had a stern demeanor that overtook the Kafka household.
They were both abused and neglected by their fathers when they were disappointed with them. Kafka uses Gregor transforming into a bug as a way of exaggerating himself, trying to express his feelings and point of view. When writing, Kafka felt as if he was trapped in his room which he referred to as "the noise headquarters of the apartment". Gregor was an exaggeration of this because he could not leave the house to escape the noises and abuse. Works Cited: Kafka, Franz.
“He’s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream I wasn’t like that”. Baba seems angry but actually isn’t, his son turned about to be a distinctive individual he just wants his son to carry his name,his business and hopefully his macismo. Babe feels very distant from his son and can’t see any connection between the two. The only hope he has that they are related is Amir coming “out of” Baba’s wife: “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out
From the beginning of The Metamorphosis Kafka offers a comical depiction of Gregor’s “squirming legs” (Kafka 13) and a body in which “he could not control” (7). Gregor’s initial reaction to this situation was the fact he was late to his dissatisfying job as a salesman, but Gregor knows that he has to continue his job in order to keep the expectation his family holds upon him to pay of the family’s everlasting debt. When Gregor’s family eventually realizes that Gregor is still lying in his bed, they are confused because they have expectations on Gregor that he will hold the family together by working. They know if Gregor was to quit his job there would be a great catastrophe since he is the glue to keeping their family out of debt. The communication between his family is quickly identified as meager and by talking to each other from the adjacent walls shows their disconnection with each other.