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Gregor Samsa is an ordinary man he works a lot at a job he doesnt like He supports his family like he should He gets to work on time every day and minds his own business This monotony continues until he one day wakes up and finds his life totally changed and wakes up an insect Franz Kafkas work The Metamorphosis demonstrates that our lives are so easily subject to change and that attributes society mistakes for lifes meaning money and success are meaningless The opening scene of Kafkas work demonstrates the idea that life is so very easily subject to change Gregor woke up from troubled dreams he was having and thought What if I went back to sleep for a while and forgot all this nonsense Kafka 269 He attempts to roll back over and go to sleep then finds that he cant This is ironic because when Gregor is finally fully aware of himself he is living a nightmare worse than the one he woke up to avoid Gregor doesnt seem to mind that this change might be permanent As he lies there unable to move most readers find it strange that all he can think about is work as if he will be able to go in the state he is in He wakes up and finds himself an insect and his next immediate thought is My God What an exhausting job Ive chosen Kafka 268 Why would this be the first thing that occurs to him He lacks the realization that he will not be going to work again in his current condition Gregor spends a good amount of time pondering the ways he could leave his job yet when his boss arrives and threatens to fire him his tune changes He finds himself pleading with his boss but is not understood He kept saying he was getting up and on the verge of opening the door right
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