Gregor Samsa Wakes Up One Morning To Find He Has Been Transformed Into A Gigantic Insect This Extraordinary Tale Of Imagination Was Written By Kafka Against The Backdrop Of Increasing Turmoil In Central Europe And Remains Not Just An Affecting Tale But A Disturbing Allegory PLEASE NOTE When You Purchase This Title, The Accompanying Reference Material Will Be Available In Your My Library Section Along With The Audio


5 thoughts on “Metamorphosis

  1. Al Al says:

    Ratings Sero Sed Serio


  2. papanick papanick says:

    Good read guidance and interpretation notes very helpful if reading Kafta for the first time


  3. Mrs. Mp Roberts Mrs. Mp Roberts says:

    A GOOD READ


  4. Phil Glew Phil Glew says:

    Although the creepiness of this short by Franz Kafka is apparent from the opening, disturbing paragraph, its true weirdness isn t made clear until halfway through the story Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, awakes one morning to find that he has been transformed into a hideous insect cleverly, in true Kafka style, we never find out what type of insect he has metamorphosized into, our only insights are Kafka s various detailed descriptions of Gregor s feelings and physical apperance to his family and himself The style of this extremely enjoyable novel is reminiscent of his unfinished work, The Trial in which a man is on trial for an unknown reason and it works well.Struggling to hold his family together, the weirdness and fierceness of this story is now made apparent Gregor s father attacks him causing a turning point within the story as we now see Gregor s family resent his condition.We never find out why or how Gregor has transformed but again, like in The Trial it simply doesn t matter Using little direct speech, Kafka has woven Gregor s horror and disgust with his family s despair and fright to make a totally impossible situation seem almost real The fact the only setting is Samsa family s apartment makes the atmosphere disturbing and creepy very isolated and tense.Gregor s family depended on him for money and therefore, as I think Kafka is trying to say, a bearable life Gregor has to witness his family s downfall silently literally, as he has lost the ability to talk , his only communication being indirect I mean, with no speech with his sister and the cleaner who visits him room ocassionally to clean and bring food We see the Samsa family fall rapidly and become unable to cope with Gregor any longer.The ending is no surprise, but I don t want to give it away simple because it significantly affects the ending however, I feel that Kafka struggles to make his point stand out even though his ending paragraphs are brilliantly profound Obviously, the plot in a child s nutshell is about a man who has turned into an insect and, seemingly without being able to help it, causes his family s downfall because of their dependence on him financially and emotionally however, I think the novel should have been longer and therefore fleshing out Kafka s point further.I enjoyed this book very much, a classic read it for the amazing language if nothing else A brilliant story and message, Franz, but a bit material and it d be perfect Final impression is that Kafka is a truly fantastic author His use of language and tone is perfect I noticed this in both Metamorphosis and The Trial Buy and see for yourself


  5. Lewis Carter Lewis Carter says:

    A suprisingly realistic story with insights on every page to the authers self hatred and scared childhood.An interesting read and a truly literalised metaphore.