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A discussion on the transformation of protagonists in The Pigeon by Suskind and Metamorphosis by Kafka.

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  • Submitted: 17/09/2004
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GCSE Sociology

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Session: November 2004

ENGLISH A1 WORLD LITERATURE ASSIGNMENT 2A

School: The Kilmore International School

Topic: A discussion on the transformation of protagonists in The Pigeon by Suskind and Metamorphosis by Kafka

Candidate Name: Brenton Mckiterick IBII

Candidate Number: bzt874

Word Count: 1602

In both Suskind's The Pigeon and Kafka's Metamorphosis the main character undergoes a dramatic change. The transformation of the protagonists within the two novels is an approach by the two authors to convey the message that life is not simple; it is unpredictable and cannot be forged into a routine and orderly structure. This is portrayed through the absurd lives of the protagonists, who encounter situations that expose the complexity of leading lives confined to simplicity. Transformations occur, depicting their struggle against the concept of unpredictability and inability to take control of events unforeseen. These transformations are portrayed with the underlying notion that the characters are heading for mental and emotional self-destruction, however in the case of Metamorphosis, the change is depicted through an actual physical transformation that serves to amplify the fragility of Gregor Samsa's relationship with the family and his self-imposed isolation from the world, rather than a

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