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An analysis of "Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka
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Analysis on "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka
"The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, is a novel where this middle-classed man is transformed into a bug overnight, and the whole book narrates his struggle of not being able to go to work and being neglected by his family in this metamorphosis. Despite the fact that Kafka never stated any subliminal implications, it appears that Kafka through this story endeavours to criticise society at the time, portraying a situation where people act under their innate reactions. Searching to illustrate the true hypocrisy hidden in people, which is only brought up when atypical situations appear.
"The Metamorphosis" has a structure that is very different from a conventional short story. While conventional short stories have a structure of a beginning, then a problem, then a climax, and at last a conclusion. This story starts out at the climax, where Gregor is waking up, when he notices that he has been transformed into a beetle. These different successions of happenings give us a hint that this transformation Gregor is going through is a dream, or actually a nightmare. This allusion of a dream is also shown in other parts of the novel, as
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