Rf On Metamorphosis

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WORK: - The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? In our interactive orals, we discussed the contextual considerations of the novella “The Metamorphosis.” The main object of the discussion was to study the relationship of Kafka and his father and it’s similarity to Gregor Samsa and his father’s. By the end of our discussion, I received more insight into Kafka’s existentialist writing. I discovered the poor state of his relationship with his father and it’s effects. We were informed beforehand that Metamorphosis was influenced by the role of his father. However, I only came to realize the gravity of it after participating in this interactive oral. I think that Kafka was going through his own metamorphosis. He was forced to take over his brother-in-law’s factory to continue the family’s legacy and earn money, as did Gregor. His father abused him violently when he was a child. As a young boy, he was timid and quiet while his father was loud, volatile and domineering. The difference of their personalities led to the detached relationship, also his father viewing him as incapable and repulsive. That’s again, the possible reason Gregor turns into a disgusting bug. Kafka was reflecting the way his father, and in turn himself, viewed him. The ghost of Kafka’s close relationship with Otta, the youngest of his sisters, is present in the Metamorphosis when Gregor and Grete’s kinship is portrayed. Otta was Hermann’s least and Kafka’s most favorite. They both shared a strong bond and similarly, before the metamorphosis, so did Gregor and Grete. Though Hermann Kafka didn’t play an upfront role in his son’s life, he still stayed a major influence. Kafka’s physical and mental health was always on the lower end of a tipped scale and

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