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As Gregor Samsa grew up he found himself transformed into a man who is immersed in the world of obligation This obligation was his job as a salesman which he disgraced but he accepted this fact for he had to become the breadwinner of the house after his fathers business collapsed and his mother is asthmatic and his sister is too young for supporting the family financially This obligation was the main link between Gregor and his family who ignored his basic needs of affection and connection Therefore Gregors family job and society are to be blamed for his alienation metamorphosis and his eventual death At the beginning of the novella it is mentioned that as Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect 53 The fact that Gregor awoke symbolizes that he awoke from blindness to sight because he admits he does not like his job and expresses it Oh God he thought what an exhausting job Ive picked for myself On the road day in day out The devil take it all 54 Thus he realizes that his job has dehumanized him and transformed him into a machine which has only the role of production Moreover not only his job is physically exhausting but it also involves lack of serious acquaintances which involve getting to know new intimate friends and it bothers Gregor who needs human connection in order to survive The chief clerks visit to Gregors house is another proof for the neglect that the firm where Gregor works has towards the needs of its employees What a fate to be condemned to work for a firm where the slightest negligence at once gave rise to the gravest suspicion Were all the employees nothing but a bunch of scoundrels59 Furthermore The chief clerk blames Gregor for being late to work although it is the first time that Gregor is late In
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