Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Realism Essay
In part one, the narrator states, “Gregor was still there and had not the slightest intention of abandoning his family.” (Kafka 1). This quote comes from the part of the story where Gregor is going to lose his job. Gregor had no choice in the matter, he was simply bogged down by his work to the point that he felt worthless; neither his father nor his mother work, so he was essentially forced into the job he works. Gregor did not want to leave his family with no money, but he wanted to feel that he was appreciated.
Employing the styles of Modernism in his novel, Kafka uses Gregor’s transformation into a bug as a means of manifesting Gregor’s psychological condition. Gregor feels worthless and is unappreciated by his family. They view him as only a workhorse who provides for their needs. Following his transformation into a bug, Gregor realizes that he cannot continue to be run down by his work and abandons his job; Gregor’s abandonment of his job and alienation by his family, contributes to his life in