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Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis Part 1 Essay

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Upon reading Franz Kafka’s story The Metamorphosis Part 1 I found myself reflecting my twenties. Kafka never states Gregor’s age, but his sister, Crete, is seventeen. Gregor’s life as a salesman takes a toll on him and it is only to keep his family afloat, he continues, despite his great dislike towards the office manager. I too worked a very demanding job with an intense travel schedule and a strong dislike for my boss; although, not having any financial obligations, I continued in this manner for many years. At twenty-nine, I woke up and had a metamorphosis of my own. Gregor mainly found comfort in his new skin hiding under the couch in his room. After I quit my job and spent the next year traveling around the United States, Mexico and South America. It was a nice distraction, but I never returned to the same confines where I lived previously. Even so, when I returned, I struggled with my new identity. My title had changed from director to student, my daily routine had changed and …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Reflects on their twenties after reading franz kafka's "the metamorphosis part 1".
  • Narrates how gregor found comfort in his new skin hiding under the couch, but never returned to the same confines where he lived previously.
  • Analyzes how kafka depicts gregor's complete alienation from his parents in the metamorphosis part 2.
  • Analyzes how the father's treatment towards gregor injuring him several times left them shocked.
  • Analyzes how kafka concludes the story with grete stretching, like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon.
  • Opines that margaret atwood's happy endings "d" and "e" are the most realistic in today’s america with an increasing number of natural disasters and heart disease being the leading cause of death.
  • Explains that john and mary both have worthwile and remunerative jobs which they find stimulating and challenging.

They realize she’s grown into a pretty young woman and think of finding her a husband. Kafka concludes the story with Grete stretching, much like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Margaret Atwood is Canadian, but Happy Endings “D” and “E” are the most realistic in today’s America. With an increasing number of natural disasters and heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States. Both are a harsh, unfortunate reality. Personally, I cannot stand the “American Dream” society has defined since conformity in the 50’s. The pictorial Atwood begins the short with, Happy Ending A’s main difference from the reality of today is John and Mary both have worthwile and remunerative jobs which they find stimulating and challenging… John and Mary have a stimulating and challenging sex life… John and Mary both have hobbies which they find stimulating and

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