Gregor, however, is now a bug. When a clerk from his company comes to demand an explanation for his absence, Gregor makes a great effort to open the bedroom door and show himself. This sends the terrified clerk tearing down the stairwell and Gregor's family into shock. Grete, more than his father or mother, handles the situation practically. Gregor is fed, and his room is cleaned.
As the story begins we basically from the get go are introduced to the daily gist of the book which is Gregor’s everyday struggle with his newly acquired body. This is evident when Gregor try’s to crawl out of bed but cannot because he is laid down on his back and as a cockroach does not have the means to get himself up and into a upright poistion. To make things worst when he awakens at half-past six o’clock and is immediately late for the five o’clock train he was destined to be on for his meeting with the porter. Gregor is now running the risk of being unemployed if he doesn’t make his appointed rounds as a traveling salesman. It is right before this point that we find out about Gregor’s utter contempt for not only his job and his boss but his special loan workout wage setup as well.
Despite his situation Gregor still feels that he can go to work. However he proves unable to do this when he encounters so much trouble when trying get out of bed and open the door. Gregors manager comes to his home, wondering why he didn’t show up for work. The manager gets irritable and tells Gregor in the presence of his family that he wanted a real explanation as to why he would not come out of his room. Gregor finally has enough strength to open the door with his mouth but by that time his manager had already left.
He did not like the fact that his dad was always questioning about Bryan’s life and why he’s always home late . “So where were you?” Murray asked again, this time slowly getting up from their worn out sofa. “Are you hungry? I can heat something up if you’d like.” “None of your business,” Bryan snapped back, “And I am 17 years old, I can take care of myself better than you can Murray,” and with that Bryan made his way upstairs to his bedroom. Bryan slammed his bedroom door shut and settled himself down in his bed.
Being the neat freak Connor is, he tidied each crook and cranny of his house heading off to sleep. After tossing and turning for hours, his eyes were coming to a rest as he heard a booming crash come from outside. He grabbed his flashlight and hockey stick in the corner of his room and opened the door with his foot. His stance ready to brawl any creature awaiting his arrival. He crept his way to where he suspected the noise to come from.
The family views change as a bad thing and believes that now everything will be harder and frustrating a... ... middle of paper ... ...titude “Oh God… what a grueling job I’ve picked! Day in, day out on the road. The upset of doing business is much worse than the actual business in the home office, and besides, I’ve got the torture of traveling, worrying about changing trains, eating miserable food at all hours…” Gregor has a lot of complains about his job and his boss, but the transformation allows Gregor the freedom that he was never allowed to have as a human being. Gregor's transformation from a human being into an insect allows him to gain a personal appreciation of himself. But the family’s attitude towards Gregor’s transformation was pessimistic throughout the book.
Gregor providing for his family gave him control over family issues or them, thus making his family to not function. However, immediately with Gregor transformation into a bug led to his dysfunctional behavior. Gregor woke up and noticed that he was a bug. Instead of Gregor freaking out about his current state, he worried about how he would go to work. Gregor tried many ways to get off his bed but... ... middle of paper ... ... note: Mr. Samsa to his board of management, Mrs. Samsa to her employer and Grete to the head of her firm, to go on a vacation (Kafka 459).
Some of the first thoughts of his that we’re presented with – aside from the shock of having turned into a giant bug, of course – revolve around his concern with how he’s going to get to work, so he can continue to support his family. As if to emphasize this, Kafka describes Gregor’s struggle to then get himself out of bed, a struggling resulting from his now unfamiliar body. Upon managing to open the door, however, he is greeted by his father’s newspaper, used as a means to shoo Gregor back into his room and out of sight. As if this were not cruel enough, Gregor goes so far as to make excuses on his father’s behalf, divulging a sense of understanding as to why he would behave in such a cruel manner. As time moves on, Gregor’s transformation begins to affect his basic instincts.
As a result of Gregor’s physical metamorphosis, he also succumbs to a psychological transformation the longer he lives in his insect body. Gregor accepts his new physical form and begins using it to his advantage. He develops a love for food scraps and climbs the walls of his room fo... ... middle of paper ... ...tamorphosis deals with physical, psychological and emotional transformations in multiple characters. Although Gregor Samsa’s physical transformation was the most grotesque and obvious, his psychological metamorphosis correlated with his mutation. While Gregor is dealing with the most unbelievable transformation, both Mrs. Samsa and Grete undergo a subtle metamorphosis of their own.
Gregor Samsa undergoes a metamorphosis that changes his physical appearance from a human into a “monstrous vermin.” When Gregor starts to wake up, he feels strange and out of place in his bed, “lying on his back as hard as armor plate...vaulted brown belly, arch- shaped ribs, and many legs.” (3) Gregor, unsure of what has happened to him, feels helpless in this situation and tries desperately to get out of bed to open his door and explain to his family and business partner what horrible travesty had just taken place. The author shows this struggle by explaining that Gregor had “…rocked onto his back…” (3) trying to leave his bed, including that “ He must have tried it one hundred times.” (3) Gregor is trapped in this new body unable to take action on his human desires. Gregor is incapable of completing most human tasks as a bug that will grant his freedom, creating this new sense of “useless (ness)” in Gregor to his family and workplace. This fall of Gregors freedom results in the rise of power from another family member. In chapter one this theme is portrayed throughout the first stages of his metamorphosis.