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Alienation in The Metamorphosis

Summary: In the novella The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, the alienation and resentment of Gregor Samsa is present both in his work and at home by physical separation, psychological isolation, and emotional disaffection. In each of these instances, Gregor becomes more complex and controversial to the reader. Not only is Gregor metamorphosized, but the father, mother, and sister are all equally transformed into different people through their responses to Gregor. Kafka's complex story line and form of climax through denouncement from beginning to end of the novel effectively demonstrates the levels of alienation.
Franz Kafka, the author of the novella, The Metamorphosis, began his career as a writer while living at his parent's home. This is partly because he was not well known at the time, and personally did not want any of his works published. His lonely and rebellious life is often compared to his writing because many similarities exist between his relationships with his mother and father, and the relationships of his characters and their families. One of the major themes that is present in more than one of his novels is alienation of man. The main characters of his writings are often outcasts, who are men, that are begrudged by the world and left out. According to Wilhelm Emrich, a literary critic of the early twentieth century, Kafka understands alienation more than many people do. He demonstrates alienation by introducing the existence of the office which essentially separates...

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