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Exploration of the Common Ground Occupied by the Metamorphosis and the Wasp Factory.

Summary: Explores the common ground occupied by Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and Iain Bank's "The Wasp Factory." Considers the key theme of isolation in each work and details a clear comparison that can be made from the two stories regarding animal imagery.
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka explores the troubles of a young man named Gregor. The Wasp Factory explores the troubles of a young "man" named Frank.

In Metamorphosis, the protagonist in the story is Gregor Samsa. He is a travelling salesman who awakes one morning to discover he has turned into an insect. It seems that Gregor's only use purpose in life is to work and support his family; this seems his own concern when he finds himself as an insect. "The next train went at seven o'clock; to catch that he would need to hurry like mad and his samples weren't even packed up, and he himself wasn't feeling particularly fresh and active" Gregor is alienated from by the ones who love him, much like the alienation of Frank in The Wasp Factory. Eventually, Gregor's close family...

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