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Unformatted text preview: Tommy Sylvester Mr. Jason Wolfe Discussion paper 1 Metamorphosis Webster defines alienation as “ a withdrawing or separation of a person or a person's affections from an object or position of former attachment”. Alienation is sometimes a “society inflicted” condition and other times self-inflicted, however in The Metamorphosis, we see “the best of both worlds”, as Gregor Samsa tells his story of rejection and eventually his loss of will to live. In writing The metamorphosis, Franz Kafka was writing about his own life, and the way he viewed society in his day. Gregor acts as if he hates everyone around him. His opinion of his society is reflected in the fact that even as an insect/human thing, he was still ignored and resented be society. (I used the word society as a parallel between Kafka’s world around him, and Gregor’s family.) Kafka feels that even though people my be in a crappy societal institution, they still may be too lazy or comfortable to change because it would take way too much work to...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Ollielee during the Spring '08 term at Lee.
- Spring '08
- The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa