One of Kafka's stories that show how abstract and irrational his character's can be is Metamorphosis. In this story the main character Gregor wakes up in the body of a beetle. He struggles to lead his everyday life but comes across obstacles such as trying to go to work which pays his family's way. His family eventually ignores Gregor because they all need to start working to support the household. The now hideous Gregor causes his mother's health to deteriorate outraging his father. This leads to the delivery of a fatal blow of an apple into his back. The story itself seems rather interesting but what is the reasoning behind it? Kafka creates these characters and storyline without any real explanation or moral to be learned. A more realistic and gruesome example of Kafka's stories is In the Penal Colony.
In the Penal Colony is about a penal colony and a machine called the Harrow. In the penal colony... [continues]
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