The Metamorphosis Themes & Motifs

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Ability vs Disability

The perception that the able bodied have of the disabled is a complicated one as is revealed in the story Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. In it, he describes a man who had taken over the financial support of his family after the family business failed. It was a job he took seriously, and he diligently pursued advancements in order to provide his family with everything they needed and more. Since all was provided for, his family needed to do little more than simply survive from one day to the next. When Gregor Samsa returns home from his most recent road trip as a traveling salesman, he wakes in his room to discover that everything has changed. Eventually, he realizes that he has been transformed into a dung beetle. Suddenly, it takes all of his efforts simply to get out of bed. This he must...

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