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Unformatted text preview: to earn money to fulfill materialistic things. The materialistic mind set usually enslaves the individual and transforms Gregor into a “beast” or insect who does not have time to care for others. Gregor is the perfect example because he hates his job as a salesman but keeps his job in order to provide material things for his family. In order to have and give financial security, he sacrifices a social life, companionship, pleasure, and dreams. His life is miserable, and he counts the days until he can quit his job. Ironically, the people that he supports and loves prove they have no depth of emotion for him. Once he cannot financially care for them, one by one his family leaves him, adding to his total misery. Gregor is literally left to climb the walls and die in total alimentation. Through him, Kafka is warning modern society that it is being forced into an existence similar to that of Gregor....
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