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When he lifted his head a little he saw his vaulted brown belly sectioned by arch-shaped ribs to whose dome the cover about to slide off completely could barely cling His many legs pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him were waving helplessly before his eyes Gregor Samsa has gone through a metamorphosis This change has turned Gregor into a monstrous vermin The anxieties inner terrors and cynicism which fill Gregors life are expressed by Kafka throughout the novel metamorphosis Franz Kafka uses these feelings as an element of Expressionism to convey Gregors attitudes towards his life and society Examples depicting this element of Expressionism used in the novel are Gregors feelings towards his job the effect his job has on his family and the cruelty that his family displaysThe novel opens with Gregor in his monstrous state late for work He infers that his job as a traveling salesman is very consequential yet he is growing tired and frustrated The upset of doing business is much worse than the actual business in the home office and besides Ive got the torture of traveling worrying about changing trains eating miserable food at all hours constantly seeing new faces no relationships that last or get more intimate To the devil with it all Gregor has a great amount of fury towards his job which eventually led to his anger towards society as a whole The fact that his office manager showed up at Gregors house plays an immense role in creating trepidation and anxieties in Gregors mind Gregor feels strangled by his job and is too weak to tolerate the pressureIn addition to the pressure created by his office manager and society the Samsas especially Gregors father take advantage of him Gregor earns the basic income to support his family But of course he actually could have paid off more of his fathers debt to the boss with this extra money and
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