The Metamorphosis

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Both Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” shows a relationship between siblings and parents. The siblings in “Everyday Use”, Maggie and Dee, have a strained relationship because of their difference and that does not change throughout the story. The siblings in “The Metamorphosis”, Gregor and Grete, have a loving relationship in the beginning that does however turn sour throughout the story. Mama in “Everyday Use” loves her daughter’s equally but has a closer relationship with Maggie. The parents in “The Metamorphosis” however turn abusive towards their son after his transformation and loving and caring towards Grete. The siblings in Walker’s “Everyday Use” have a strained relationship. This can be seen in the beginning when Maggie is anxious about Dee’s arrival and the tension that comes with it. Even when Dee arrives Maggie doesn’t want to be seen and tries to get back into the house, and only doesn’t because Mama stops her. This strained relationship between Maggie and Dee is due to the two of them being opposites in every way. Maggie bears the scars from the night that their house burned down, and this has made her view life differently from Dee. We get an image of Dee from that night, and instead of being upset about the house burning down she stood watching the…show more content…
After Gregor is transformed his mother cannot look at him and his father turns violent towards him. They don’t assume any responsibility for their son and leave the burden of caring for Gregor to their daughter Grete, who they show love and affection for. After Gregor dies, the family is happy that Grete will have a great future, a future just like Gregor had. It can be seen that she is replacing Gregor for her parents, because she is young and responsible, just like Gregor once was. It is hard to imagine the Samsa’s ever caring for Gregor, since they abandoned him in his time of

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