Kafffka - Roh 1 Jeremy Roh Mrs. Langford AP English IV...

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Roh 1 Jeremy Roh Mrs. Langford AP English IV Block 6 April 20, 2007 Outside Reading: The Journal 1. "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little, he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off completely, could barely cling. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, were waving helplessly before his eyes." The conflict in The Metamorphosis , written by Fans Kafka, is portrayed through the sequence of events following the sudden transformation of Gregor Samsa into a large insect. Ironically, in most cases the transformation of the character, be it physical or psychological, occurs once the setting, characters, plot, and novel have been set into motion, but in the case for The Metamorphosis , the most interesting scene is the opening of novella and the conflict. In this metamorphosis Gregor Samsa is transformed from the providing son to the inconvenient insect. Gregor had been the family’s main source of income, being the successful businessman that he was, but because of this strange turn of events Gregor has become the burden and the family has become the provider. The rest of the novel is based upon this transformation and also the transformation between the relationships of Gregor and his family because of his new appearance and lack of productivity. His family begins to reject him, in the same way society had rejected Gregor, because of his uselessness after his transformation.
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Roh 2 2. "I won't pronounce the name of my brother in front of this monster, and so all I say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done everything humanly possible to take care of it and to put up with it; I don't think anyone can blame us in the least." This passage deals with both a change and a relationship in Gregor’s life. For most of the
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