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The story of The Metamorphosis is one that is very subtle and very delicate Kafka wrote in a fashion that would allow a reader to interpret the story in a way that may be different each time it is read From the beginning we see that a young hard working man Gregor has turned into a bug and as the story continues one can see that he was much more than an insect What else could he be Even after his death it is obvious that Gregor was there for a cause His family depended on him for their happiness The purpose for his existence was to serve his family His mother and father created him and were the driving force behind his physical change There was a lack of communication that existed throughout the story that revealed how unappreciated they were of Gregor and his sister who was on her way towards becoming like her brother Gregor was very important to the familys welfare At first he was the only working member of the family and his job was very important the whole future of Gregor and his family depended on it p84 For so long he wanted to quit his work because he wasnt happy with it But he said to himself Besides I have to provide for my parents and my sister pp 82-83 He felt that his family was too dependent of him When Gregor wouldnt let anyone in his room in fear that they would be horrified by his condition he thought that his family was harassing him because he was in danger of losing his job and because the chief would begin harassing his parents again for the old debts p 76 At this point everyone was angry and wanted him to get up for work All that mattered to the family was what Gregor was able to provide
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