Gregor Samsa in Kafkas Metamorphosis

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Running Head: GREGOR SAMSA IN KAFKA’S METHAMORPHOSIS 1
Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s Metamorphosis
General statement
Gregor’s connection of his previous human thinking and feelings with his insect form is
the main delusion depicted by Gregor in the narrative Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Gregor is
presented to the reader as a character who is deluded about his own family.
Thesis Statement
Delusion is a general reflections of the frustrations of life and hence is the central style
used by the author in expressing ideas of self-conflict. Technically, delusion simply means an
idiosyncratic belief that is constantly maintained despite being contradicted by reality or a
rational argument. Typically, delusion is a general symptom of a mental disorder.
Outline
The paper will be an in-depth analysis of the points that support that indeed Gregor is
particularly deluded while paying particular attention to his family. His family rented a house
where they lived, which was only possible due just to Gregor's undertakings. Gregor’s father’s
business had failed and generally sat at home perusing daily papers, his mother was ill while
Gregor’s sister, Grete, was figuring out how to play a violin. Gregor is about his ability to care of
the family and his relation with them after his transformation. The transmission is extensively
demonstrated when he takes up a job in the hopes of clearing his father’s debt as well as
managing to pay for her sister violin lessons at a conservatoire in the future. The following
paragraphs will be a breakdown of how Gregor mitigates his ways through the challenges in his
characters.
Body
GREGOR SAMSA IN KAFKA’S METHAMORPHOSIS 2
Topic sentence one: Gregor Samsa delusional character is revealed the moment he wakes
up.
Gregor changes into a gigantic insect in his bed (Kafka, 2016). Generally, Gregor is the
archetype of several male characters since he is fearful of possible mishaps and is also reluctant
to act. Kafka's Metamorphosis is, as the story’s title suggests, a narration about transformation
and this is amongst the very first scene that illustrates the aspect of Gregor being delusional. The
change is so intense that it is near ridiculous. With Gregor’s father out of employment, the
parents are compelled to find new ways meet their parental obligations with a specific end goal
to survive. As it stands, this delusion change is a connotation of Gregor’s desire to take care of
the family. Technically, it is not the change that characterizes Gregor in this scene, but rather, the
deluded ability to take care of the family. In spite of the fact that Gregor's appearance transforms
so totally that it is assumes an unnatural human form, his mind refuses to develop throughout the
story. He takes to life after the transformation, in a way indistinguishable to his prior life it like
he is numb to his own body and does not notice the physical change. In reality, Gregor
everything but overlooks the difference in his physical body, spending a disproportionally little
measure of time agonizing over such a critical occurrence. This denial results in isolation from
his life, family and environment.
Topic sentence two: Oppressed by his work as a travelling saleman, Gregor' also
experiences general lack of freedom, both prior and then after the transformation and feels
completely out of choice.
Gregor can get away from his despicable employment if just he surrenders his family
commitments. He also can attempt and escape the flat, and in this way discover freedom. Neither
of these choices even occurs to Gregor. Intresingly enough his agony continues to be a major
GREGOR SAMSA IN KAFKA’S METHAMORPHOSIS 3
contributor to his delusion tantrums. Before the transformation, Gregor was an employed
traveling salesman. In spite of detesting the job, he feels obliged to keep working there, deluded
by his want to take care of the family. He believes his family needs him only for the purpose on
of income. Even after the transformation, this sentiment of enslavement continues (Kafka, 2016).
Gregor is isolated in his room, detained inside the flat.
Topic sentence three: Gregor is a closeted insect, in so great a denial that he neglects to
try and understand the family surrounding him.
Technically, this is a continuation of affliction, this mental apathy towards a
metamorphosing environment, represents a fascinating thought. The metamorphosis signifies the
falling of Gregor's cloak; an opportunity for the outside world to finally see Gregor for what he
truly is. Before the change, Gregor was already practically a creepy-crawly creature, a reality
that was obscured to both him and the world. Gregor did not have companions, neglecting to try
and achieve closeness with his own immediate family. To put it simply: his life was purposeless,
his body only a hollow shell like the exoskeleton of an insect. Gregor, then again, just
acknowledges the metamorphosis superficially, neglecting to recognize the importance of the
change. This is a typical representation of how most frustrated people handle such situations.
Topic sentence four: Gregor's metamorphosis was basically a delusion.
Regardless of his entire physical change into an insect at the onset of the story, Gregor’s
personality almost remains the same throughout the narration. The most obvious is that both
prior to and even after morphing into an insect, Gregor tirelessly surrenders to the hardships that
confront him without objection. At the point Gregor’s father's business failed, he willingly
assumes the new role as the breadwinner for the family without complaint. A job he hated.

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