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Kafkas story can be identified as one of todays families Gregor a man who sacrificed himself working only to pay his fathers debts turns up a bug one day instead of prospering on with his life He was not recognized by his family for the efforts he did was taken for granted and was expected to support the whole family never considering what his needs and wants may be Kafka symbolizes Gregor as a bug to show the importance of Gregors financial stability to the family In the course of that very first day Gregors father explained the familys financial position and prospects to both his mother and his sister 481 As a result of this his mother father and sister had to work together in order support themselves In his transformations Gregor was looked down on and ignored by his own family an invalid rather than the person who had supported them financially for so long Gregors family hid him out in shame Pitilessly Gregors father drove him back hissing and crying shoo like a savage 476 However during this time attention was turned to Gregors sister she was the one who would feed him clean his room and report to his parents what was going on In spite of all this suffering Gregor could not communicate with his family and not have a normal life He got use to his new environment body food living under the couch climbing on the ceilings and in certain way he enjoyed those things He especially enjoyed hanging suspended from the ceiling it was much better than lying on the floor one could breathe more freely ones body swung and rocked lightly and in the almost blissful absorption induced by this suspension it could happen to his own surprise that he let go and fell plump on the floor 484 However as time went on Gregor began to deteriorate like a human and a bug He
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