The Metamorphosis: Character Analysis

When reading a story or watching a movie we automatically fall in love with the animal characters and have a closer bond more than the human characters in the story. When our favorite animal character dies, we are more heart broken. I know when watching a movie and just knowing that my favorite animal character dies breaks my heart. I then do not want to continue watching the movie, but have to watch the ending, so then finally find out that my animal friend comes to life, it brings me into joyful tears and finally decided that I really like the movie again. For example, when I was watching the television series The Seven Deadly Sins and when the pig character Hawk dies, I got so upset that cute character dies, I then watch the last episode…show more content…
In The Metamorphosis they use a bug in their story, it is clearly stated as “monstrous verminous bug” (Kafka). They describe Gregor as this terrible and disgusting bug, treated as a worthless person soon after losing his job by his own family. When this happens, Gregor’s family want to remove him in the house hold, Grete is the one to convince the family that they should get rid of Gregor. For example, “we must try to get rid of it” (Kafka). Grete referees Gregor as “it” and not by her brother anymore. Gregor for the family was considered nothing, they did not want to deal with anything evolving him. Then the family push the limits towards Gregor until the point that he just dies. Even at the end of the story the family want to completely forget about Gregor, so they move away from where they lived before. In Maus they mainly used mice as Jews described as the vermin and German Nazi’s described as cats, one can tell that who are the most superior of all of the animals in the story. The Nazis want to exterminate every single living mouse or Jew because they were considered evil. The Mothers would even tell their children that Jews are these evil and monsters that will eat children. For example, “The mothers always told so: [“Be careful! A Jew will catch you and eat you!”] So they thought their children” (1.6.151). Vermin used in stories can really change the view point of the story instead of using people instead. When we think back in our childhoods we always had that favorite story, some liked the story of the Turtle and the Rabbit, where the rabbit bets the turtle that he is the fastest, but it ends up the turtle winning the race. It taught us the lesson of slow and steady wins the race, it is always a good idea to always enjoy the race rather than who can finish it the fastest. Both stories remind us of fables, where it is a short story and animals are
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