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Quoting Literature Using a quote as illustration: In the opening of the book, Gregor is determined to get to work, despite his incredible handicap. Here, the reader learns of Gregor's intense dislike for his job, "To the devil with it all!" he proclaims (4). -- The environment of Gregor's room is fully realized as a cage where his Father "knock[s] on one of the side doors" and eventually at the "other side door" (5). A perfectly square room is envisioned and provides an intense aura of claustrophobia. The reader is well informed that Gregor's life as a salesman is claustrophobic, demanding and brimming with stress and paranoia. -- At the conclusion of The Metamorphosis, Kafka resorts to heavy-
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Unformatted text preview: handed language in order to emphasize Gregors absurd mirrored metamorphosis in Grete: [i]t occurred almost simultaneously to Mr. and Mrs. Samsa, as they watched their daughter getting livelier and livelier, that lately, in spite of all the troubles which had turned her cheeks pale, she had blossomed into a good-looking shapely girl. (42) The repetitive use of language signifying voluptuousness (blossomed, shapely) suggests that Gretes healthier metamorphosis occurs at the sake of Gregors deterioration. Her voluptuousness is at odds with Gregors flat and dry metamorphosis....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.

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