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Metamorphosis This means a change in form structure or appearance Change is a major theme throughout Franz Kafkas novella The Metamorphosis There is a significant relationship between the title The Metamorphosis and the theme of change Kafkas main character Gregor Samsa undergoes many changes and his transformation evokes change in his family Several metamorphoses take place involving Gregor First a physical change occurs When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin After that happened Gregors voice changes from human into the voice of a bug That was the voice of an animal Gregors manager said but the words seemed perfectly clear to him Beginning to see things less and less Gregor experiences a change in his vision An example found on page 29 would be Gregor seeing the hospital less and less distinctly A mental change in Gregor occurs when he starts not caring about or having no consideration for his family It hardly surprised him that he was showing so little consideration for the others once such consideration had been his greatest pride Everyone in the Samsa family experiences changes brought on by Gregors metamorphosis Since Gregors physical change renders him no longer able to work the familys financial situation changes Gregors mother father and sister have to get jobs Mrs Samsa Gregors mother sews lingerie for a local clothing store His sister who took a job as a salesgirl to help the family also learns French in the evening so she might get a better position in the future Mr Samsa Gregors father takes a job as a messenger for banking institutions Turning into a bug Gregor causes a lack of harmony among the family members They keep
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