Gregor’s relationship with his father greatly reflects the actual relationship between Kafka and his. After Gregor had died, the maid found his lifeless body laying on the ground and called in the rest of the family to come and look at the scene. Everyone had different reactions to the tragic event however, Gregor’s father’s re...
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Kafka portrays his life and how he felt as part of society by making Gregor 's life mirror his own. In Kafka’s life he has experienced a bad relationship with his father which ultimately led to his depression and feeling of isolation -- three characteristics that he instilled in his character, Gregor. Kafka uses a cockroach specifically because cockroaches are disgusting creatures that most people either avoid or get rid of. Kafka isolated himself so in a way he was avoiding and being avoided by people. His life was primarily depressing however the only thing that ever brought him joy was writing. Gregor’s death at the end reflected how Kafka felt about himself. He felt that if he died, then instead of mourning, then people will feel relieved. Just like Gregor, Kafka had low self worth in himself and lacked the confidence to believe that he is important.
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