Even after the Metamorphosis, Gregor still desires to be a responsible son of the parents and Grete's beloved brother. Yet the family treats him as trash, something to throw away. People are intolerant to things that are different from them, and unable to vicariously see through the contents.
This really dehumanizes Gregor as a character. Both Kafka and Tonkin suggest the gradual change in the family’s perspective towards Gregor and how they eventually don’t even see him as a human being anymore. It is rather inhumane to say “get rid of it”. By spending more time in isolation, Gregor is losing communication with his family, and, in turn, causes his family to view him as a creature and a pest to get rid of, rather than their child or brother. This signals
Mr. Samsa 's behavior toward Gregor is brutal. Instead of trying to understand Gregor, he 's more intent on punishing him. Gregor is unpleasant to the public eye, in that case, he is seen differently and is kept locked up in his room. Gregor 's father has failed to support his family himself, so he behaves aggressively toward his son, due to his feelings of inadequacy. “He felt very proud that he had been able to provide such a life in so nice an apartment for his parents and his sister.
Thinking back to your own childhood you would realize your parents did their best to keep you fervid and only punish if you did wrong. For Gregor he was treated the opposite , In The Metamorphosis Kafka portrays Gregors neglectful father by showing lack of love , isolation and treating Kafka as an actual bug rather than a son. If Gregor's father Mr Samsa did not neglect him Gregor would still feel like a bug because of the other things going on, such as having a stressful job, no close friends, and overall no one to vent to. Gregor is a young boy with no love in his way. From the beginning of the story Gregor woke up feeling terrible, it turned out he woke as a bug.
Gregor’s insignificant and outcast lifestyle of supporting his family proves that “the universe is irrational, and man’s place in it is absurd.” This is proven by the fact that Gregor is working to pay off his father’s debts and provide for his family. His work is mundane, and strictly business. Yet, when the metamorphosis of Gregor takes place, his family practically shuns him from their contact. Still however, Gregor’s first thoughts after believing that he is an insect, are to get dressed and go to work. This attitude is seemingly absurd, however Gregor is so deep into trying to help his family, that he makes an attempt at ignoring the impossibility of working.
However, he gains no respect and continually puts up with the family de-humanizing him. In Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, the well being and financial stability of Gregor’s family rest solely on him by the consent of the family making it impossible for close family relationships to form. The Samsa family continually de-humanizes Gregor with their lack of care towards his ambitions
The only call to urgency that interrupts his ³cool reflection² is the arrival of the chief clerk (p.73). Accordingly, Gregor laments his fate of ³being condemned to work for a firm where the smallest omission can give rise to the highest suspicion² (p.74). It is as if he would most likely entirely overlook his more immediate and pressing condition of being an insect if it did not impede his ability to go to work. Gregor, in fact, finally risks bodily harm only due to the ³agitation² he feels over the thought of his parents becoming unsettled by their son¹s tardiness and the pres... ... middle of paper ... ...² implores Grete to her father while she is persuading him to exterminate the bug(p.125). But the damage is already done.
Instead of worrying about their son and his new, awkward condition, Gregor’s parents worried about themselves, and how this tremendous change would affect their lives. What Gregor longed for, a chance to be loved and treated as a part of the family, was sadly what his own parents and sister failed to see all along. They paid no attention to his emotional or physical pain, but rather disowned the idea all together that thi...
As a result of Kafka’s personal experiences, the story draws similarities throughout leading to the development of the plot. Undoubtedly, Franz Kafka depicts the relationship between himself and his father Hermann within The Metamorphosis. For instance, his father treated him poorly as he resembled disappointment in his eyes. When Mr. Samsa threatens Gregor, he feels that “No plea of [his] helped, no plea was even understood; however humbly he might turn his head, his father merely stamped his feet more forcefully” (Kafka 14). This shows that Mr. Samsa treats Gregor brutally, and rather than understanding him, he intends on pushing Gregor to the limit.
Despite the fact that he did eventually escape his father?s wrath, the struggle with his father?s aggressive behavior and lack of love resulted in a coldness that resided in Troy?s heart toward life and love. His father did not care about his children; children were there to work for the food that he ate first. Troy describes his feelings toward his father by saying, ?Sometimes I wish I hadn?t known my daddy. He ain?t cared nothing about no kids. A kid to him wasn?t nothing.