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Metamorphosis written by Franz Kafka is a story that deals with the transformation of a human being Gregor Samsa into a giant bug Whether this transformation is a literal transformation or a transformation only in the mind of Gregor is a mystery to the reader Even if the transformation is the main element in the story there are other themes that arise from the story One of those themes could be considered as a moral of the story That moral of the story could be that some humans in this case Gregor try to help others before helping themselves The moral of the story could be that before trying to help others in their lives people should first help themselves otherwise those who help are going to be taken advantage of and at the end they will be left with nothing Gregor is a good example of this moral of the story because he always looking out for his family and always helping them out One example of a sacrifice that he makes is when Gregor works in a company where his parents have a very high debt and Gregor works there in order to pay the debt In his mind he admits If I didnt hold back for my parents sake I would have quit long ago 4 From this quote it is obvious that while trying to make his parents happy Gregor has to live a sad live were he is not happy with what he is and what he does for a living Even in the company he has been able to move up the position ladder at a fast rate he is not happy What Gregor looks forward to in the job is the opportunity that once hes gotten the money together to pay off his parents debts 4 he would quit working at that company for good Even if Gregor makes a sacrifice to save his family by paying
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