The Metamorphosis, first published in 1915, is the most famous of Kafka's works, along with The Trial and The Castle. The story begins when a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Curiously, his condition does not arouse surprise in his... show more
The Metamorphosis, first published in 1915, is the most famous of Kafka's works, along with The Trial and The Castle. The story begins when a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Curiously, his condition does not arouse surprise in his family, who merely despise it as an impending burden. As with all of Kafka's works, The Metamorphosis is open to a wide range of interpretations. Most obvious are themes relating to society's treatment of those who are different, the loneliness of isolation, and the absurdity of the human condition. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 5.5-by-8.5-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
Publish date: August 3rd 2006
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
Pages no: 94
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Read For School
, German Literature
, Short Stories
This short story is beyond weird. I mean it super is, but it really kept my attention. It's like nothing I remember reading before. I won't soon forget it.
Books of 1916: Part Two The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Since childhood I’ve been familiar with the plot of this short novel; people talk about it all the time because it’s so compelling. I even had the first sentence memorized thanks to my older brother. Reciting it was a warm-up exercise in s...
Oeps, dit is een erg lange samenvatting + review geworden.... Op een dag wordt Gregor wakker, en is hij veranderd in een gigantisch insect.Zo'n drastische en lichamelijk onmogelijke verandering is absurd. Ook de reacties van de karakters op deze verandering maken het verhaal des te absurder; Gregor ...
Η αδυσώπητη αποξένωση της διαφορετικότητας, του Άλλου, από το σολιψισμό της πατριαρχικής κοινωνίας· μια βουτιά στο παράλογο, που αντιμετωπίζεται ως κοινή κι αναπότρεπτη κατάσταση.Ο Γκρέγκορ ξυπνά ως τεράστιο έντομο (κατσαρίδα σύμφωνα με τις περισσότερες μεταφράσεις, σκαθάρι σύμφωνα με τον Vladimir N...
Normally I would try to write my post fairly soon after I have read a particular piece of literature, however in this instance I was meeting up with a book club today so I decided that I would hold off until after I have been to the group. I must say that this group is quite different than the other...