The Metamorphosis

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Gregor Samsa, an unhappy travelling salesman, awakens one morning to discover he has transformed into a hideous beetle-like insect. Once his family and employer discover his regrettable condition, he’s left alone, confined to his room, unable to communicate with anyone and left to contemplate his life as the lives of his family go on without him.One of Franz Kafka’s most enduring and most studied works, The Metamorphosis remains a quintessential tale about a man alienated and outcast, and it is through his strange and unexplained transformation, that Gregor contrasts the absurdity of his situation with philosophical contemplation of isolation and impotency.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Gregor's totally abrupt and unexplained transformation is juxtaposed with a lot of really mundane day-to-day details (waking up late, cleaning house) and the result is, well, textbook Kafkaesque. The passing away of their mothers makes Catarina and her own father meet in an emotional place that is different from the one most fathers and daughters know. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis `When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.` With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, `The Metamorphosis.` It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. " The Metamorphosis of Birds " is difficult to categorize, as a hybrid of memoir, metafiction, family history and gorgeously shot 16mm art installation.

― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis. Existentialism in The Metamorphosis Existentialism is a philosophy and analysis perspective that could be said to be suitable with substantial elements of The Metamorphosis. A Prisoner in His Career. Prison serves as an extended metaphor in ''The Metamorphosis''.