As it turns out, he was, and still is, too weak. The father throws apples at Gregor, and one sinks into his back and remains lodged there. Gregor's father tries to shove the lodgers back into their rooms, but the three men protest and announce that they will move out immediately without paying rent because of the disgusting conditions in the apartment. Kafka's mother, like her alter-ego of the story, hid silently behind her husband's presence. He thinks that the help of two strong people would make this much easier, but ridicules the idea of calling for help to get him out of bed. The fact of his profession is something that he does not consider particularly important.
Kafka's writing attracted little attention until after his death. Gregor involuntarily snaps his jaws, frightening her, and she attempts to run away. Samsa, his mother struggles alternatively between her maternal instincts and her fear and revulsion of her son's new form. When Gregor's mother finally notices that Grete has started neglecting the cleaning of his room she decides to make it her own undertaking. It is not even to be seen from a distance.
Kafka even wrote that he was pleased with the similarity of Samsa's name to his own. Gregor is a hard working man that takes care of his family and he is also very tired of his boss. Annoyed by the loss of the boarders, Grete declares that the insect is not really Gregor, and that the family must give up believing that it is. It was common for Kafka to present an impossible situation, such as a man's transformation into an insect, and develop the story from there with perfect realism and intense attention to detail. Yet none of his family members want him and by the end not only do they want him to die but also his dad actually tries to murder him at one point. All three sections of the story reach a climax in a moment where intentions are harshly different from outcomes. The clerk's speech hits a sore spot, and Gregor begins to defend himself, telling the chief clerk that he is simply suffering from a slight indisposition but that he will soon be at work and that his business has, in fact, not been so bad lately.
We are here to give a critical review of the situation, which Franz so perfectly devised. By ignoring or negating his state, he can, of course, in no way eliminate it. Gregor was consistently called by his family members from outside the room, but he could not answer them in the usual way. He wasn't necessarily turned into a bug. He wants to tell his sister how beautifully she's playing. Lesson Summary Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is about Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman who wakes up one day to find that he has transformed into a giant insect.
While his family is becoming increasingly uninterested in his existence and wellbeing, the old housekeeper becomes very curious about Gregor. For example, in the opening sentence, it is the final word, verwandelt, that indicates transformation: Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt. The humor and the horror are duking it out in that great spy vs spy way thank you Peter Kuper , and sentimentality is beautifully burlesqued and still there is a shifty shifting emotional resonance in there. Plays on words and obvious similarities of names point to the story's highly autobiographical character. The family is based on the model established by Sigmund Freud and mirroring Kafka's own, with a clearly dominant father who subjugates the son to his will through authority and strength. He overestimates the hardness of his back and he experiences aches in unusual places, but none of this really surprises him.
His sister, Grete, to whom he is very close, then whispers through the door and begs him to open it. Initially Grete and Gregor have a close relationship, but this quickly fades. He looks around his room, containing the cloth samples for his job as a traveling salesman, and a framed print of a lady wearing a muff. It is believed that Kafka described his relationship towards family through Gregor who often neglected himself to please his family, his fear to jeopardize anyone and his constant need to place everything before himself. The fact that the manager criticizes Gregor for merely giving one-word answers to his parents suggests that everyone can still understand what Gregor is saying, despite the change in his voice. This aspect of the story is also highly autobiographical.
At first amused, then horrified, the boarders declare that they intend to move out the next day without paying any rent. All the while, the main character in bug form is trying to piece all of this together. He does not really know his innermost self, which is surrounded by an abyss of emptiness. They decide to move to a better apartment. The story follows his efforts to deal with this, and his family's reaction to the change.
. The passage of time on the clock face is echoed also by the changes taking place outside, as morning fog gives way to clear light, something Gregor notes as the previously hidden hospital across the street comes into view. As will be shown later, he would have had every reason to do so. This chapter places a great emphasis on time. In fact, it is through her eventually negative reaction to Gregor's misfortune that Grete finds a degree of self-assurance.
He thinks about catching the 7 a. Again, our attention is focused on Gregor's response to something that has already happened and that we cannot unravel. Gregor's transformation causes repulsion all around; he is not simply feared and loathed, but actually evokes disgust in others. When he sees it is already almost seven, he panics. The most natural response is to try to understand how Gregor Samsa could have been transformed into an insect overnight, but neither an answer nor any hint at one is offered. It is also a story of metamorphosis of the attitude of the family when the bread-winner turns into an invalid.
This book is more in rhetoric and metaphors rather a pure fiction. Part 3 The family hires a cleaning lady to help them with Gregor. They lay Gregor on the bed, for him to rest. Kafka's goal is not to suspend the laws of nature. Gregor's father sends for a locksmith and has Gregor's sister go fetch the doctor. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a dark tale about a man who wakes from disturbing dreams to find he is living a nightmare. In the end of his first year of studies, he met , who would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist , who also studied law.