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Alienation in Two Works In Franz Kafkas Metamorphosis and Nicholas Rays film Rebel Without a Cause the main characters face various forms of alienation Gregor Samsa is alienated from his job his family his humanity and even his body The character Jim Stark is also alienated in many of the same ways Gregor Samsa is alienated from his job because he had never missed work before in many years He turned into an insect and therefore could not attend work The head chief then came to check on him and he wasnt ready for what he saw Jim Stark is alienated from his job also in that his job being school He is the new guy in town and doesnt have many friends You can tell he is new because he steps on the school emblem on the first day He is in a way an outcast at his school His only friend is a guy named Plato and I wouldnt consider him normal I think that Jim and Buzz are the same kind of people and that is why they can not be friends Gregor is alienated from his family too They used to riley on him to bring home the money in the family but now that he cant go to work his family just thinks he isnt worth anything now His sister started taking care of him at the beginning but when she quite and he then had to cover himself with a sheet he didnt fell wanted and he died Jim is alienated from his family too His dad is a wimp and his mom is the one taking care of the family His dad wears a girly housewife apron to clean the house Therefore Jim doesnt have a male role model In the movie Jim asks his dad what he should do if he needs to prove his manhood and his dad doesnt know what to say so
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