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.
Kafka's father seen Franz as a disappointment and objected to his written work on the grounds that he needed Franz to turn to the business like him. This fixation on needing Franz to turn to the business headed him to beat his child. Franz Kafka died on June 3, 1924 from tuberculosis of the larynx. From the minute we meet Gregor father we are aware of the short temper he has. He "came on, hissing like a wild man" when Gregor initially left his room in his new state as a bug.
His family wanted to get rid of him and once he died he was completely forgotten. He is remembered for more of a burden than an accomplishing family member. “We must try to get rid of it...it is killing you both… truly our real misfortune” (Kafka, 18). Kafka indicates the influence of Gregor, the real misfortune, in the family. The burden of caring and interacting with Gregor as a bug weighs heavily on his family.
Franz Kafka was unhappy and never found his place in life, either. Therefore, he might have felt just like Gregor, like a bug. Furthermore the novel describes Kafka's expectations of his own future and he was partially correct. The most obvious similarity between Kafka and Gregor is their negative relationship to their fathers, which is a major theme in the novel and in Kafka's life. The Kafka and Prague Website describes Kaka's father as "a notorious tyrant, both to Franz Kafka and to his mother, Julie Löwy."
He attributed much of his own personal struggle to the horrible relationship that he and his father had developed. He used the strain placed on the relationship as an excuse for why he never had blossoming romances with females and great friendships with those he would meet. In the end, Kafka derived his morals and family values particularly from his overbearing father. In his writings, various amounts of Kafka's characters were often in conflict with a controlling, dominant power. It was always a power that s... ... middle of paper ... ...g to reach out, no matter how bad the circumstance may be, he or she will eventually die.
Consequently, he could neither enjoy the long, happy life he desired nor sacrifice it for his nation. Likewise, Gregor Samsa is in a state of Purgatory in The Metamorphosis. He is neither ambitious, independent human nor lowly, slaving bug, because he never fully dedicated himself to being either. Gregor missed more than his train; he missed his chance to decide the direction of his life. His troubled dreams allude to his internal struggle with indecision, the consequences of which will be explored in this essay.
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.
When Gregor comes to realization that his family's love fade away, he learns they can never accept who he really is. Moreover, he completely immerse in filthy emotions and lead to death. The family rejects to judge him based on his contents. Though Gregor’s perception toward himself remain unchanged, the family rejects to have same perception as before. Even after the Metamorphosis, Gregor still desires to be a responsible son of the parents and Grete's beloved brother.
The alienation that Gregor experiences results in his eventual downfall, which could and would happen to anyone else who becomes estranged from the people around them. Gregor’s alienation and its effect on his relationship with his family can be shown through his lack of willing interaction with his family members due to his inability to communicate to them, the huge burden he puts on the family after his metamorphosis, and his family’s hope to get rid of him because he is not who he was before. Gregor’s alienation first comes about after he wakes up one morning having been transformed into a giant bug. The negative effects from Gregor’s alienation can first be shown through the minimal interaction that he begins to have with the rest of him family. His metamorphosis to a giant bug creature is what keeps his from wanting to interact with other people.
Hamlet’s morals tell him killing his uncle is wrong, and simba feels responsible for the death of his father so he does not want to return home. Another strong theme is revenge and corruption. Both uncles in the stories are blinded by power and go as far as to kill their own family and the only solution both protagonist seem to find is revenge for the murder of their father/parents. One last theme that can be found is justice. Both characters feel the need to take matters into their own hands, which is necessary to a degree, instead of going to higher authorities or seek help from other people instead of acting alone.