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I believe that the overall theme to the story of the Metamorphosis by Kafka concerns societys injusticies and moralities and how they have reduced to a despicable level Throughout the story Kafka shows how society can be split into different sections with Gregor representing the working and useful man at the time and his family representing all the other kinds of people throughout society When a person is no longer needed as a provider a son a brother or any other member of society should he no longer be considered a human being I think Kafka cries change in the MetamorphosisThe story begins deceptively simply confirming a horrific event with a detached matter-of -factness As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a giant insect The salesman who subjects himself to the relentless weakness of peddling wares to keep his family in the comfort to which they have grown accustomed suddenly finds himself transformed into an insect He appears to accept the reality that he is no longer human with an unsettling calm truly believing that he can still contribute to society despite his differentness However despite Gregors willingness to accept his unjust fate he soon discovers that his family is not quite as open-minded Because Gregor was the sole source of financial support to his family so his sudden change has monetary implications His father must take a job as a doorman and when that doesnt work out they are forced to take in boarders These tenants treat the Samsa family as subservient a fact that distresses Gregor My what a quiet life the family used to lead Gregor felt pride that he had managed to support his parents and sister Greta with such a life in a beautiful apartment Instead of lamenting his own fate he is thinking of how he has let his family down Yet they are too self-absorbed to consider Gregors
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