The Plague Essay | Alienation through Transformations in the Plague and the Metamorphosis

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Alienation through Transformations in the Plague and the Metamorphosis

Summary: In The Plague (Albert Camus) and The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka) we find various ideals, themes, and emotions. In both novels, the most apparent is communication of the theme of alienation through symbolism (more specifically, transformations). In Camus' The Plague and Kafka's The Metamorphosis, the theme of alienation is presented through symbolism of physical, psychological and emotional transformations.
Alienation Through Transformations

In The Plague And The Metamorphosis

World Lit. 1

English A1 Higher Level IB

Word Count: 1456

In The Plague (Albert Camus) and The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka) we find various ideals, themes, and emotions that are communicated through various examples of different literary styles. In both novels, the theme of alienation is originated, but within the novels they are also presented in various different ways; the most apparent is communication of the theme through symbolism (more specifically, transformations). In Camus' The Plague and Kafka's The Metamorphosis, the theme of alienation is presented through symbolism of physical, psychological and emotional transformations.

Camus and Kafka use physical transformations in order to present the theme of alienation. In The Metamorphosis Gregor undergoes alarming physical transformations that change his life. "Himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect... lying on his hard shell-like...

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