Generally speaking most don’t take a liking to a “monstrous vermin,” (Kafka 3) in fact this is a primary example of what Thoreau assessed to be the object in literature to “delight us.” One, which satisfies the society’s values of the “norm” would find just the idea of waking up as an cockroach, quite repulsive, peculiar and impossible. Yet it is human nature to believe the bigger, outrageous lies. To attain a further grasp of the concept let us compare Grete on the level of character. Grete begins off as a sweet younger sister that later come to take charge of Gregor’s responsibilities and on her part tries to do everything for her brother and as the story progresses we see her character develop and as she grows and takes on a workload she becomes irate and begins to undermine Gregory showing how uncivil it is to the extent where she argues that the “vermin” is not her kin; had it been Gregory he would have left his family long ago for their happiness. The coarseness of Metamorphosis may be emphasized as what keeps the story going. [continues]
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