The Metamorphosis Character Analysis

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In “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka depicts the life of the central character, Gregor Samsa, and his family after his transformation into a giant insect. Metamorphosis is a very major theme throughout the story, not only for Gregor but also that of his little sister Grete. At first after Gregor morphed into a bug, it seems as if Grete is that only one who cares for her brother, even though he has the body of a giant bug. She brings him food for him twice a day and takes the time to clean his room. She is even concerned about how his appetite might have changed and what he might now find desirable to eat. Even going to the length of, “in the goodness of heart/ she brought him an assortment of foods” (Kafka page 222) something that Gregor greatly appreciates. Grete also takes it a step further and takes not the role of spokeswoman. Giving “detailed reports” about how Gregor is doing. To Gregor his little sister becomes a…show more content…
Is forced to become a salesgirl, because Gregor can no longer proved for her and her parents in the current state he finds himself in. It isn 't long after Grete begins to work that she her disgust of Gregor morphs into resentment of him for turning into a bug. It is after this that Grete begins to abandon taking care of Gregor in the manner in which she use too. She goes from being considerate in what she brings him to eat too "hurriedly shoved some food or other into Gregor 's room with her foot, reached in with the broom to hook it back out again/ indifferent as to whether it had/ remained untouched" (Kafka page 233). In her actions Grete is showing the change that has begun to take place in, as well as letting Gregor know that he has become of less importance to her than he once had
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