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The Metamorphosis: Gregor's Guilt

Summary: In The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Gregor's self-condemnation keeps him trapped.
Humans feel obligated to do certain things. It makes them feel good, or worthwhile. If these responsibilities are not met or to the obligator's own standards then guilt comes upon them. In The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Gregor's self-condemnation keeps him trapped. Gregor is enslaved to his family. Therefore Gregor's guilt emerges from the families' burden.

The excerpt below is a key passage to understanding Gregor's guilt: "'Believe me, sir, there's something the matter with him. Otherwise how would Gregor have missed a train? That boy has nothing in his mind but the business. It's almost begun to rile me that he never goes out nights. He's been back in the city for eight days now, but every night he's home. He sits there with us at the table, quietly reading the paper or studying timetables."(10)

Guilt can be from many different situations. Gregor's guilt was from his...

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