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Society often works against itself in one way or another In reading Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka one could presume the work to be a social criticism Throughout this story Kafka shows how society can be split into into different sections with Gregor representing the working man at the time and his family representing all the other kinds of people throughout society This story shows how Gregor has worked for his family in the past and how he subconsciously thought he had control over them He works at an intolerable job of hard work to support his family and gets little respect for this It shows what happens to him when he stops working for them he transforms into a huge cockroach He is rejected by his family and he is not cared for properly which results in his death Following Gregors death is a gleeful ending which eventually implies that the cycle will be repeated though this time through his sister It is apparent even in the first sentence As Gregor awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed into a gigantic insect P862 Ph1 that Kafka meant something underneath the surface Awakening from uneasy dreams could mean awakening from an uneasy labored life by quitting it all His transformation could mean how society can compare him to a cockroach for his giving up on them and treat him as if he was less than human Gregor has obviously had a life of hard labor at a job that he finds to be unbearable as he states Oh God what an exhausting job Ive picked P862 Ph4 He feels that he must work though He feels that his family is incapable of supporting
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