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Imagery Used In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Franz Kafkas The Metamorphosis is based on a mans transformation into a giant beetle-like insect Gregor Samsa the main character as a symbol to portray the common theme or idea of the outcast in society He uses startling and bizarre images to illustrate this concept In Franz Kafkas The Metamorphosis symbolic imagery is key in illustrating his idea of how society portrays those who are an outcast from society The novel opens with Gregor Samsas transformation When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin From the beginning Kafka makes it clear that Gregor is an outcast The reader is informed that until that morning Gregor has been an ordinary person a traveling salesman and the images of his room are carefully crafted In the beginning he does not realize how dramatic his transformation had been Upon hearing the hissing sound in his voice and scratching the itching up on top of his belly he realized that something was not right He only thought of being late to work ruining his perfect attendance record blaming his physical changes on nothing more than the first sign of a bad cold When Gregor finally realizes that he is not dreaming he is faced with devastation as well as a house full of family members in confusion as well as emotional distress He has yet to open the door of his bedroom which he has refused to do despite his familys care and concern His sister and mother were finally driven to tears and his father into a panic The door is a major image cast in the story because throughout the entire novel It serves as a symbol for the separation of two completely different worlds the ordinary world being symbolized by the house in which his family lives in and Gregors world his
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