His loss of humanity throughout the story symbolizes how in the family’s eyes, Gregor should no longer be part of the family and should be removed. When Gregor first turns into a bug, his sister and mother show him some sympathy. Grete and Frau Samsa both believe that some part of Gregor still remains inside him. The belief that Gregor still has his humanity slowly disappears as he continues to become more bug-like. Grete sees how much Gregor has changed and her view of him drastically changes.
Did Aunt Clara consider the consequences that would later effect the mice? These mice may have had families of their own in which they would never return to. A mother mouse may have gathered food for the next meal only to see the father of her children never return. Of course it is better that she never see what had fatally happened that day. These mice, once caught by Aunt Clara, never had a chance.
In Kafka’s original novel in German, he “makes Gregor an … ungeziefer… ungeziefer meant not merely vermin but an unclean animal unfit for sacrifice” (Tonkin 35). The word ungeziefer, is a very degrading term to use on a human being. It relates to how his family can not even bare to see him, but rather only portray him as a burden and a dirty insect. To be an ungeziefer, is to be called lower than human, something so dirty and unclean that it is even unfit for sacrifice. Gregor is not a human anymore in the eyes of his family and society, but rather a dirty vermin below the status of a human.
Saying that, eventually Grete transforms into a selfish and resentful young woman who states she hates the bug. After being rejected by all humanity, Gregor retires to his room and dies. The key theme of Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" is the idea of one man's isolation. After Gregor's transformation into an insect, his entire family rejects him. None of them think about how miserable Gregor feels after the transformation.
When individuals found out Atticus Finch was fighting Tom Robinsons case they shunned Atticus in society and embarrassed his family. Boo Radley was harshly judged in society because he was never seen outside his house. Due to that fact, people thought he was different than them and looked upon him as a bad person. They spread rumours about him. For instance , Jem gave a description of Boo Radley saying “…he dined on raw squirrels and any cat he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained - if you ate an animal raw you could never wash off the blood” (Lee, go 16).
The monster angrily said to Frankenstein, “I can make you so wretched” (Shelley 162). Which is good for most people that aren’t related to Doctor Frankenstein. The monster also kills one of Frankenstein’s good friends (Cherval) because the monster knew that he was dear and close to him. One of the biggest things that Frankenstein feared was the life of Elizabeth who the monster kills while she was trying to sleep. Frankenstein knew that when he told the monster that he would not create another monster he knew that the monster would go berserk and end up killing his family.
She was surprised and accidentally threw her lamp onto to the tower which sent it up into flames. All the rats ran back to their camp. Cluny had captured a family of field mice and sent the father in to unlock the abbey’s gates. If he refused, Cluny would kill his family. The guards let him in and later during the night, the father field mouse unlocked the gate.
While under the influence of alcohol the narrator is “fancied that the cat avoided his presence”(250) and as a result decides to brutally attack the cat. This black cat symbolizes the cruelty received by slaves from whites. The narrator not only “deliberately cuts one of the cats eyes from the sockets” (250) but he also goes on to hang the cat. Once the narrator successfully hangs the cat the tale begins to take a very dark and gothic-like turn. The racism and guilt of the narrator continues to haunt him once he has killed the black cat.
The second time that we see the strength in this relationship is when grete and Mr. Samsa decide that Gregor needs to die. She doesn’t say a single word throughout the entire conversation-it’s just Grete and Mr. Samsa talking. Although this may seem as though the shows the opposite of the strength in their relationship, it demonstrates how Mrs. Samsa knows that she has become the least powerful out of the humans in the apartment. She doesn’t add how she feels about killing him because it would probably sadden her even more. When Gregor did die, Mrs. Samsa was the only one of the family to not
He wants the readers to pity Gregor because no one else will. Gregor hears ‘the chief clerk em... ... middle of paper ... ...haracter, Gregor, transforms into a cockroach in the beginning. Throughout the story, Gregor is portrayed as a “helpless bug” and is treated unfairly and poorly by his own family. His parents are more astonished than pitiful when they first see Gregor. Later on, his mother faints at the sight of him.