The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka  This is an image of what the room may have looked like that Gregor lived in. Imagine being confined to this room as what may seem like the rest of your life. These walls are your new home.

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka This is an image of what the room may have looked like that Gregor lived in. Imagine being confined to this room as what may seem like the rest of your life.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature.

Bookcover for Franz Kafkas novella, The Metamorphosis pub. “The Metamorphosis” (Die Verwandlung, also sometimes termed “The Transformation”) tells a tale of a young man Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous.

“It was true that the words he uttered were evidently no longer intelligible, despite the fact that they had seemed clear enough to him, clearer than before, perhaps….”

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“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." - The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

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The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915

I found this image interesting as it depicts Gregor's original refusal to accept his transformation. Even though he has been changed into a terrible vermin, he is still only concerned with getting to work on time, as he knows how important his job is to his family.

Preoccupation with the Self: When Gregor is first transformed, he sees himself as a businessman still, but he becomes concerned with his condition and how others will see him;

The Metamorphosis

Kafka's literary masterpiece about Gregor Samsa, a young man who, transformed overnight into a "monstrous verminous bug," becomes an essentially alienated man.

Beecorn- The Metamorphosis by JacquelineRae on deviantART

Unlike Kafka, I have no intentional hidden meaning as to why this acorn suddenly awoke one day as an insect. This was merely an assignment for an art class that I dropped after a week.

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka. One of the greatest pieces of literature I've ever read and this quote proves it's brilliance. Kafka has a tendency to put into words what my mind tries groping in the dark for.

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka. One of the greatest pieces of literature I've ever read and this quote proves it's brilliance. Kafka has a tendency to put into words what my mind tries groping in the dark for.

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