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From Despondence to Death In The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Gregor Samsa transforms from a businessman into a human-sized beetle-like creature unexpectedly overnight His family finds him to be grotesque and they immediately shut him out of their lives Gregors physical metamorphosis embarrasses his family creates a barrier that forces him into a prison-like isolation and brings about his despondence and death As a beetle Gregor feels the need to hide from his family in order to be with them without frightening them And not without a slight feeling of shame he scuttled under the couch 23 Gregor sentences himself to a whole night there despite hunger pangs His terrorizing characteristics trigger the alienation which he encounters from his family Similarly an inmate may be labeled as an outcast of society for a crime that was unintentional or not committed at all Gregors couch resembles a prison cell depriving him of sight movement and communication with his family During his life as an imprisoned beetle Gregor although remembered as a family member is referred to only as an outsider whose life has been overtaken by a revolting creature Out of devotion his family is forced to co-exist with him despite his appearance but they cannot help but ostracize him It was the commandment of the family duty to swallow their disgust and endure him endure him and nothing more 40 Prior to Gregors death the family lives in embarrassment and disgust After his death Gregors family is completely filled with warm feelings and new dreams 58 of a peaceful life without his wretched figure constantly haunting them The family excommunicates Gregor which depresses him and accelerates the process of his death The less time that he lives the less time Gregors family will have to dwell in disconcertion and repulse Months pass as Gregor lives in his own giant bugdom as king of his creature-less kingdom He can understand what his family is saying
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