In the end, his room is barely cleaned and his sister no longer cares about what food she brings him. The apple thrown at Greg by his father symbolizes the family's rejection of Greg's new life as a cockaroach. Not knowing what comes next is what we call life! He also blocks his family from making income from taking on boarders when he creeps up on the boarders during Grete's concert. New York: Chelsea House, 2007. The danger of this view is that it tends to see Gregor's transformation only as a sort of psychological mechanism, thus detracting from its uniqueness and absurdity. His identity cannot be established from his reactions because whenever Gregor is impaired as a human being, he reacts positively as an animal and vice versa.
Discovering Gregor's new pastime, Grete decides to remove some of the furniture to give Gregor more space. The lonely quality of Gregor's bachelor existence assumes ever more self-destructive features, of which he is fully aware. Say, instead, Gregor encountered a severe accident. Samsa has for his son can be delineated by the force the apple was thrown at Greg. Gregor spends his time listening through the wall to his family members talking. Gregor is helpless and must simply sit back and watch the sad metamorphosis of his family as they turn against him in his new state. Gregor manages to get back into his bedroom but is severely injured.
Gregor, for example, is mistaken about his family. She however takes on her own transformation, from girl to woman. These doors function not only as passageways but also as barriers — indeed, ultimately they are impenetrable barriers. His utter loneliness illustrates the abyss into which all these questions lead. Once the family begins working, they also find difficulty communicating with each other, eating dinner in silence and fighting among themselves.
Freedom and escapism Gregor is trapped in his job by his duty to his family, but he dreams of the day when he can finally pay off their debts and quit his job. One of the boarders spots Gregor, and the rest become alarmed. You have to live with it, with the current situation. She was scared but managed to put her apprehensions aside, even getting angry with others for trying to help. His job ultimately brings about his alienation from what mattered more in life such as building a solid family relationship, having concrete friends, and finding true love. He cannot, however, escape from what he sees as his family duty, and continues to act only to serve his family by doing his best not to inconvenience them. The comical effect of this reversal of the normal and the irrational is then further heightened by the servant girl's opening the door as usual.
Gregor gets transformed into an insect, an ugly one. Upon discovering Gregor is dead, the family feels a great sense of relief. Following the narrator, he can view all angles of Gregor's torment. However, even before his transformation Gregor was alienated from society, especially because of his job as a traveling salesman. Although he does not like his job he accepts his miserable situation for the sake of financial security for his family. His thoughts are almost entirely of the need to support his parents and sending his sister to the Conservatory.
His mother faints, and his father whacks and shoos him away. Put differently, truth and life are mutually exclusive. The family takes a trolley ride out to the countryside, during which they consider their finances. But even if you've never grappled with what it means to be a certain nationality or religion or gender, we know that you've had at least one crisis of identity—everything started being horribly peculiar and filled with doubts as soon as you hit middle school. Once the family begins working, they also find difficulty communicating with each other, eating dinner in silence and fighting amongst themselves.
They are all shut off from seeing any perspective other than their own. Let us return to Gregor's conflict. Thus the reader finds himself confronted with Gregor's horrible fate and is left in doubt about the source of Gregor's doom and the existence of enough personal guilt to warrant such a harsh verdict. Gregor had plans of sending Grete to the conservatory to pursue violin lessons, something everyone else — including Grete — considered a dream. It is as though people have no voice in society and thus go into isolation much like Gregor when he no longer felt useful or connected to the family.
By ignoring or negating his state, he can, of course, in no way eliminate it. His behavior, his mental state, his actions, his eating habits, everything about him changed. He never takes the time to fulfill his personal happiness. His mother and father no longer acknowledge him as a part of the family and after Gregor frightens his mother with his ghastly appearance, his father injures him severely by hurling an apple at him. He was also alienated from society because he never had time to make friends. Both add to the overall tragic mood of the tale.
This motif may be most clearly seen in the novel when Gregor's furniture is taken away to make more room for him to move around. As time goes by his family slowly become strangers to him. Which of the following is one example of a way that she cares for Gregor? He soon becomes a disgrace to his family. Nothing at work satisfies him, and his boss treats him worse than an animal, almost like a bug. As it turns out, he was, and still is, too weak.
His value seems just to be a financial one to the extent that family relations have been reduced to economic worth. Gregor becomes annoyed at how his boss never accepts excuses or explanations from any of his employees no matter how hard-working they are, displaying an apparent lack of trusting abilities. Kafka reflects a belief that the more generous and selfless one is, the worse one is treated. Gregor initially approves of the idea because it will make his room more comfortable for him physically. Modernism is a literary movement that began in the late 1880s and continued through the 1930s. From this basic idea of man being alone in an uncertain and purposeless world, many related ideas have developed.