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What is reality Every person has his or her own reality or truth of their existence For some it may be nothing they expected while others can just be successful in anything The true reality is that regardless of what direction is taken in life a person brings the same inner self motivational levels and attitudes As followers of literature we often escape our own reality and experience life through the imagination of the authors we read By doing so many people find themselves gaining information about themselves In Franz Kafkas Metamorphosis Gregor Samsas reality changes indifferently in spite of his drastic physical changes Before the Metamorphosis Gregors life consisted of working and caring for his family He led a life of a traveling salesman working long hours which didnt permit to him living his own life He reflects his own life as the plague of traveling the anxieties of changing trains the irregular inferior meals the ever changing faces never to be seen again people with whom one has no chance to be friendly Kafka 13 Working to pay off his familys debt Gregor never left anytime for himself Kafka himself counterparts this sentiment in a quote taken from his diaries no matter how hard you work that work still doesnt entitle you to loving concern for people Instead youre alone a total stranger a mere object of curiosity Pawel 167 So in-depth with his work Gregor becomes unknown to himself and to life In Gregors life he had no room for anyone other than his family which in the end left him without love or caring or any other kind of companionship He worked so industriously for his family that this became his only goal in life They became so dependent on Gregor to support them but did nothing for him in return Up until now Gregor was living a life of obligations he came home every night to an empty hotel
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