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    Franz Kafka, in his novella “The Metamorphosis”, and Harry Mulisch, in his novel The Assault, uses dark, lonely diction and imagery to create the isolation within the protagonists. The setting symbolizes how the protagonist’s isolation continues to enlarge throughout the book. At the beginning of both the novels, the setting is more open and light, which is compared to the characters’ isolation that is less bordered and complex. As the settings grow smaller and the characters become lonelier, Anton

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    In The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Gregor’s evolution to an insect symbolizes the loss of thorough communication, representing the disconnection of the individual from his family and his surroundings. Through this metamorphosis, the once loving family begins to remove itself from any past interactions with Gregor. In addition, the setting and surroundings of Gregor completely overcome him and persuade him to lose hope. The family and surroundings, not the change to an insect, lead Gregor towards

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    Culture in Hajid Murat

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    Imagine coming upon a land that you have never before visited, and encountering not one but two completely different cultures. Looking at these two cultures one would not expect them to have any similarities. Leo Tolstoy did something to this affect. He took two cultures, the Russian as well as the Chechen, and was able to show their similarities as well as differences, in his book Hajid Murad. In Hajid Murad, the main characters name is Hajid Murad. He has become a fugitive in the Chechen

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    Don DeLillo’s ‘Videotape’ is a short story of man who is absolutely captivated by some footage on the news that can be described as both, raw and shocking. The footage is being repeatedly played over and over. It depicts a young girl with a camcorder travelling in the backseat of her family’s car who happens to be filming a man driving a Dodge behind them. She continues aiming the camera at the man and filming until, suddenly, he is shot and murdered. The man watching the tape at home is clearly

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    The Metamorphosis Journal Kafka starts off the novel by describing how Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning and all of a sudden he is not a human, but a bug. The first question that I had and I couldn’t get an answer to is how did he just wake up being a bug? Reading on, I realized that Kafka did this intentionally as the most important event in this book is the transition that Gregor and his family go through, not how it started. Going back to the novel, Gregor looks around in discomfort and tries

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    Franz Kafka’s stories and novels contain such disturbing situations that the word Kafkaesque has been created to define the most unpleasant and bizarre aspects of everyday modern life. A master of dark humor and an artist of unique vision, Kafka captures perfectly the anxiety and absurdity of contemporary urban society (Norton Anthology 1866). In 1912, Kafka produced his longest, as well as his most famous novella written, The Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis means change, which is something readers

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    Kafka’s Metamorphosis depicts the isolation that we have seen in modern society. Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up as a bug and struggles to do everyday things such as, roll out of bed, open the door, and speak to neither his boss nor his family. His mental and physical health begins to deteriorate as he tries to hold on to his human self and while he is isolated in this dark room his family stops caring for him.The story uses the alienation he faced within his own life, but it also correlates

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    Upon reading Franz Kafka’s story The Metamorphosis Part 1 I found myself reflecting my twenties. Kafka never states Gregor’s age, but his sister, Crete, is seventeen. Gregor’s life as a salesman takes a toll on him and it is only to keep his family afloat, he continues, despite his great dislike towards the office manager. I too worked a very demanding job with an intense travel schedule and a strong dislike for my boss; although, not having any financial obligations, I continued in this manner

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    Spending time in the county turned this city kid into the caring, interested, and technical person I am today. When I turned thirteen I started spending my summers in the New Madrid & Dunklin County Missouri. At either my step-mothers farm, or my Grandfathers farm. If you imagine a city slicker, surrounded by dirt, produce and this room with an old computer. I thought I would never make it! My first computer problem came from my father. He needed to get on the internet and he couldn’t figure out

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    In part two of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” it still is not explained exactly how Gregor became an insect. Last week the assumption was made that the story would slowly unfold to give the explanation. However, that thought has changed. Gregor’s “metamorphosis” could actually be a metaphor for another event that has happened to him; maybe he is not really an insect. Either way, sympathy can be felt for Gregor; his life has been turned upside down, and he is essentially alone. He longs for his

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