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The Parasite and the Host

Summary: Provides a thematic analysis of Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis," emphasizing Gregor as the host to his parasitical parents.
Parasitical relationships are commonplace in nature. A parasite attaches itself to a host and gradually benefits while the host's assets are drained. When the initial host's assets are completely depleted, the parasite moves on to another to leech off of while the host is left to gradually lose its life. This type of parasitical relationship is highlighted in Franz Kafka's short story, The Metamorphosis, in the relationships of members of the Samsa family. Gregor Samsa is a traveling salesman, whose family is completely dependent on his salary. The short story begins, "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect" (Kafka 1). This alteration symbolizes Gregor's change from his family's primary caregiver to an unnecessary nuisance, which is a position that will ultimately lead to his death. In beginning of the short story we awake with Gregor right...

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