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Throughout the novel The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka the author demonstrates the parallel between his relationship with his family and Gregor Samsas relationship with his family in addition to how Gregor came to chose to become the insect he was physically after having already been one psychologically Following the existentialist theory Gregor allowed himself to become an insect as he chose how he would let his family affect him Ultimately it was he that made the choice to become accustomed to the routine of his daily life to shell himself from all intimacies and to become wholly focused on his job despite the fact that he despised it Gregor Samsa was in full control of his own life as he allowed his family to affect him just like Kafkas had as well as consenting to become an insect Gregor Samsa permitted his family to mould him in the same manner that Franz Kafka had As previously mentioned Franz Kafka established a similitude between the relationship with his family and Gregor with his family Franz Kafkas father Hermann Kafka was thoroughly disappointed with his son as he never reached the high expectations he had set for him This affected Franz Kafka in such a manner that he attributed his failure to live - cut loose from parental ties and establish himself in marriage and fatherhood - as well as his escape into the literary world to the father figure Franz Kafka himself was an introverted shy and quiet man that deep inside anguished and cried for help as he sought information and understanding from the world and for a way to believe in his own identity This had an intense ramification on Gregor the protagonist of Kafkas novel The corollary of Kafkas relationship with his father was portrayed on Gregor and his relationship with his father Kafka intended to reflect the conscious decision and choice made by Gregor Samsa of being influenced by his family by making
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