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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka portrays the life of Gregor Samsa after he has been transformed into a beetle like insect Many changes occur throughout this story mainly with Gregor but with in his family as well Gregor remained a static character in this story although he physically changed his attitude and feelings toward his family did not While Gregor was adjusting to his transformation he remained a self-sacrificing person He did not worry about his own well being but constantly thought of how his family would survive without his help Throughout the story many examples of Gregors self-sacrificing attitude were given Starting from the first day that Gregor realized he had transformed into a beetle his main concern was for his family Ever since his fathers business had gone bankrupt Gregor supported his family financially He hated his job as a traveling salesman but he was willing to sacrifice his happiness so that his family was well taken care of Gregors first obstacle to overcome was to get out of bed Learning to adjust to his new body was difficult for him So he had to encourage himself Just dont stay in bed being useless he had told himself The thought of being useless toward his family was his motivation to get out of bed Gregor knew that he had to get up to go to work Without his job he could not support his family The whole time that Gregor was struggling to get out of bed he was thinking I am under so many obligations to the head of the firmI also have my parents and sister to worry about With little 1 concern for his well being Gregor shows his dedication to his family By now Gregors family had become used to him providing for them The book mentions that the money was received with thanks and given with pleasure but no special feeling of warmth went with it
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