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''.