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LIT 2020 Research Paper The way he lived is what he wrote The tremendous world I have inside my head But how free myself and free it without being torn to pieces And a thousand times rather be torn to pieces than retain it in me or bury it That indeed is why I am here that is quite clear to me FRANZ KAFKA Reading such an imaginative author can make you think about the different reasons this author expresses himself in the way he does in his writings In the above quote we can see clearly Kafka was troubled by the way he grew up and the way he was treated by his parents He says he has a tremendous world inside his head meaning all the thoughts of his childhood He also tells us it is better to be torn to pieces and get it out of his head than to die with that thought in his head This is how Metamorphosis came alive Franz Kafkas Metamorphosis can be given such a deep thought reasoning and understanding because of the way this man lived his childhood and young age It is more than a literary work It is a representation of the inner fears the author has in a not so tragical as to be called tormented but traumatic childhood Kafka disguises himself in the character Gregor Samsa and makes the reader aware that even though he has no fault in what has happenned his family specifically his father who is the one who represents and makes him live a traumatic childhood makes his life a living hell The reader can find out about this once it is known that Mr Samsa wants to knock Gregor back into his room Mr Samsa just as Hermann Kafka represents the bad giant the man whose violence overpowers any kind of sympathy he might have
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