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Could it really be that Gregor Samsa has transformed from a human being into a fly This sounds like something out of the X-files but some how it happens in The Metamorphosis or at least that what Kafka wants the reader to believe To be able to read this story the reader must think that Gregor really has transformed into a fly In The Metamorphosis the author Franz Kafka gains the readers willing suspension of disbelief through Gregor Samsas and all the other characters belief that he has become a fly overnight The very first sentence in the story tells the reader that Gregor has been transformed into a fly overnight As Gregor Samson awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect 794 Here Kafka leaves no room for debate by simply stating what has happened By doing this he helps the reader believe that this has really happened although one knows that people can not really be transformed into insects The reader is willing to believe that Gregor has really changed into a fly because it makes the rest of the story easier to read If the other characters besides Gregor did not believe that he was a fly then the reader would have a very difficult time imagining that he really had The reader gets a very good sense of how horrid Gregor looks from the way his family boss and the three lodgers react to his new appearance This passage 802 describes how his parents react when they first see Gregor as a fly His mother - in spite of the chief clerks being there her hair was still undone and sticking up in all directions - first clasped her hands and looked at his father then took two steps toward Gregor and fell on the floor among her outspread skirts her face hidden on her breast His father knotted
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