Gregor Samsa is a man who is willing to sacrifice himself for the family to maintain an unstable equilibrium. He perceives accomplishment whenever the family members satisfy with his work. Unlike Grete, Gregor borns with a little talents therefore he subconsciously attempting to earn reputations. He places himself in a harsh condition so that family can perceive him as a responsible and caring member of the family. Moreover, he is a man with a great empathy toward others, wanting his family to live with a minimum struggles as possible.
An analysis of Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis will show his quest for his search of identity through his death. Gregor’s metamorphosis happened as a result of all the pressure that his family puts on him. Since his father’s business had failed, Gregor was “assigned” the role to be the provider of the family and that meant taking on a job that he disliked. He hates the traveling ,the worrying and stress that are involved .His chief is overly dictatorial and he would of quit a very long time ago if he didn’t have to pay off his family’s debt off to the chief. In the course of a man’s roles in the 19th century , Gregor is obligated to be the provider and “money maker” for his family.
It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, 'Our Father who art in Heaven.' (Douglas Macarthur) Even though the main father and son relationship in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons does not display the “perfect” relationship they still hold respect and love for one another, they are each other’s security. In this play the author displays a society in which the characters are selfish, and seem to care only about themselves and the things that may benefit them. The men in this play go through great lengths to get everything they want, even if their actions may bring harm to others. Mr. Joe Keller seems to be an exception in this play; He will go through a lot of trouble to benefit others, especially his family.
He then became useless and a disappointment because his family expectations weren 't met. Gregor’s family eventually showed their true colors and changed their whole perspective about him. They became isolated among Gregor although they felt obligated to provide for him. “...His father merely stamped his feet more forcefully …his father gave him a hard shove, which was truly his salvation, and bleeding profusely, he flew far into his room” (Kafka, 31). Mr. Samsa 's behavior toward Gregor is brutal.
Troy has to go beyond the fences he has made around himself and the fences others have made around him to be the man he wants to be. To go beyond his past, Troy struggles with the responsibilities of being the breadwinner. He is trying to escape a bad childhood and attempts to support his family. His main goal is to provide for his family like his own father never did, although his character doesn’t always make the best decisions. To do this he works hard every day doing a job that most wouldn’t want.
It is in Gregor’s nature to take up the role of responsibility in the household no matter what circumstances he may face. Gregor’s perseverance in his everyday life is an attribute that Gregor can perceive in himself, yet is anonymous to everyone else. Although Gregor loathes his “grueling job”(3), he is bound down by his father’s failures which forces Gregor to work while creating “no relationships that last”(4) which makes Gregor feel like “a tool”(5) by both his father and his boss. Not only does Gregor feel alone and isolated because of his job, but his ... ... middle of paper ... ...his transformation. Gregor’s finals sacrifice causes a burden to be lifted from the family creating a new bond within the family and harmony has been restored.
Eliezer lies to his uncle to protect his uncle from losing hope to be alive. By doing this Eliezer displays factors that he understands family is his will to survive. Although Eliezer’s will to survive is his family as the book progresses, the entire family is reduced to his father. Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister thus, Eliezer’s reason to survive shift... ... middle of paper ... ...humanity which increases his survival abilities. Even though Eliezer loses his relationship with his father, losing the relationship fuels his will to survive positively.
Exactly what he quote states, if it wasn 't for his family he would of been quit his job. The only reason that kept him motivated to work was his family. Gregor only wants the best for them and to see them struggle like they were had him positive thinking what was best for all. He would rather struggle than to see his family struggle before he does. However, his family didn 't physically or mentally see the struggle he would go through to make a couple of change in his pocket.
Gregor’s Guilt Guilt can kill even the strongest people. In the book Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Gregor Samsa chose to isolate himself from society because of his busy life and job. This book is viewed off of the term existentialism in which every choice one makes will affect them in one way or another in the future. Through this job, his family, and the transformation Gregor experiences a large amount of guilt. Gregor did not like his job but due to the fact that he felt the need to support his family, Gregor continued on with his career as long as he could.
"I want you to know...where ever you go, that you cut down your life for spite!" (129). By blaming Biff for his problems, Willy clears himself of all guilt. Willy cannot realize that it was his ineptitude as a father that created Biff's character. If Willy was a little more aware of his son's situation, his true character, Biff may have realized sooner that he was not "a leader of men."