The Metamorphosis

About the Author: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century He was born to a middle class German speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia presently the Czech Republic , Austria Hungary His unique body of writing much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.His stories include The Metamorpho Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century He was born to a middle class German speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia presently the Czech Republic , Austria Hungary His unique body of writing much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.His stories include The Metamorphosis 1912 and In the Penal Colony 1914 , while his novels are The Trial 1925 , The Castle 1926 and Amerika 1927.Kafka s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of French language and culture one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.Kafka first studied chemistry at the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague, but switched after two weeks to law This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that gave Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history At the university, he joined a student club, named Lese und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brod, who would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltsch, who also studied law Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on 18 June 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts.Kafka s writing attracted little attention until after his death During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless The Metamorphosis is considered a short novel Prior to his death, Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor Max Brod Dearest Max, my last request Everything I leave behind me in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters my own and others , sketches, and so on, is to be burned unread Brod overrode Kafka s wishes, believing that Kafka had given these directions to him specifically because Kafka knew he would not honor them Brod had told him as much Brod, in fact, would oversee the publication of most of Kafka s work in his possession, which soon began to attract attention and high critical regard.Max Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etc.All of Kafka s published works, except several letters he wrote in Czech to Milena Jesensk , were written in German


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The Metamorphosis As Gregor Samsa Awoke One Morning From Uneasy Dreams He Found Himself Transformed In His Bed Into A Gigantic Insect He Was Laying On His Hard, As It Were Armor Plated, Back And When He Lifted His Head A Little He Could See His Domelike Brown Belly Divided Into Stiff Arched Segments On Top Of Which The Bed Quilt Could Hardly Keep In Position And Was About To Slide Off Completely His Numerous Legs, Which Were Pitifully Thin Compared To The Rest Of His Bulk, Waved Helplessly Before His Eyes With This Startling, Bizarre, Yet Surprisingly Funny First Opening, Kafka Begins His Masterpiece, The Metamorphosis It Is The Story Of A Young Man Who, Transformed Overnight Into A Giant Beetle Like Insect, Becomes An Object Of Disgrace To His Family, An Outsider In His Own Home, A Quintessentially Alienated Man A Harrowing Though Absurdly Comic Meditation On Human Feelings Of Inadequacy, Guilt, And Isolation, The Metamorphosis Has Taken Its Place As One Of The Most Widely Read And Influential Works Of Twentieth Century Fiction As W.H Auden Wrote, Kafka Is Important To Us Because His Predicament Is The Predicament Of Modern Man.

10 thoughts on “The Metamorphosis

  1. Rebecca says:

    I once used my copy to kill a beetle Thereby combining my two passions irony and slaughter wields

  2. Ken says:

    Endlessly dissected, ripped apart, its guts laid out on a slab, sewn back together, reconstructed, reinterpreted, misunderstood, misinterpreted, parodied, plagiarized, overanalyzed, and sadly sometimes underappreciated Kafka s The Metamorphosis is one of those jumping off points for modern literature, a key touchstone where so many good writers Borges, Nabokov, Garc a M rquez found inspiration in his work and studied it like a textbook on great writing.But what is the metamorphosis A dark Endlessly dissected, ripped apart, its guts laid out on a slab, sewn back together, reconstructed, reinterpreted, misunderstood, misinterpreted, parodied, plagiarized, overanalyzed, and sadly sometimes underappreciated Kafka s The Metamorphosis is one of those jumping off points for modern literature, a key touchstone where so many good writers Borges, Nabokov, Garc a M rquez found inspiration in his work and studied it like a textbook on great writing.But what is the metamorphosis A dark fantasy about a man who wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a vile insect like creature Or an absurdist tale of a schizophrenic who believes he s been turned into a human sized beetle, terrorizing his family with his decrepit mental state Ka...

  3. Dan Schwent says:

    Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to discover he s been transformed into a giant beetle like creature Can he and his family adjust to his new form The Metamorphosis is one of those books that a lot of people get dragooned into reading during high school and therefore are predisposed to loath I managed to escape this fate and I m glad The Metamorphosis is quite a strange little book.Translated from German, The Metamorphosis is the story of how Gregor Samsa s transformation tears his family apa Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to discover he s been transformed into a giant beetle like creature Can he and his family adjust to his new form The Metamorphosis is one of those books that a lot of people get dragooned into reading during high school and therefore are predisposed to loath I managed to escape this fate and I m glad The Metamorphosis is quite a strange little book.Translated from German, The Metamorphosis is the story of how Gregor Samsa s transformation tears his family apart I feel like there are hidden meanings that are just beyond my grasp I suspect it s a comment...

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  5. Gaurav says:

    The MetamorphosisFranz KafkaThe Metamorphosis can quite easily be one of Franz Kafka s best works of literature one of the best in Existentialist literature The author shows the struggle of human existence the problem of living in modern society through the narrator.Gregor Samsa wakes in his bed and discovers he has transformed into a some kind of a giant bug he struggles to find what actually has happened to him, he looks around his small room and everything looks normal to him however it The MetamorphosisFranz KafkaThe Metamorphosis can quite easily be one of Franz Kafka s best works of literature one of the best in Existentialist literature The author shows the struggle of human existence the problem of living in modern society through the narrator.Gregor Samsa wakes in his bed and discovers he has transformed into a some kind of a giant bug he struggles to find what actually has happened to him, he looks around his small room and everything looks normal to him...

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  7. Mohammed Arabey says:

    Arabic English ReviewFirst read I got that impression pretty disgusted yet very sad Second read, emotional sympathy for Kafka Samsa , READ..FEEL..RE READ Arabic English ReviewFirst read I got that impression pretty disgusted yet very sad Second read, emotional sympathy for Kafka Samsa , READ..FEEL..RE READ , , , , , , , , , , Third r...

  8. Petra X says:

    A paraphrase When my ex husband went out one evening from unsettling dreams of how faraway his wife was, he went out drinking and whoring Next morning he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin A cockroach Much he knew it though None of his friends recognised it, in fact they preferred the cockroach to the person he had been and he had a great time When it was time for him to come home, armour plated as he was he crushed his wife underfoot well fists and kicks, but same t A paraphrase When my ex husband went out one evening from unsettling dreams of how faraway his wife was, he went out drinking and whoring Next morning he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin A cockroach Much he knew it though None of his friends recognised it, in fact they preferred the cockroach to the person he had been and he had a great time When it was time for him to come home, armour plated as he was he crushed his wife underfoot well fists and kicks, but same thing Unlike Kafka s poor cockroach whom no one could come to terms with and is destroyed by their ultimate hatred of creepy, crawly insects that roam the house, my ex was embraced by all and became the most popular party person Although at one stage I did have to fight off a woman who was swinging her handbag at me and tell a Spanish prostitute that my husband s unwanted attentions were no business of mine The mor...

  9. Nikki says:

    Gregor waking up one morning as a bug was a hilarious analogy of the effects an illness can have on someone, as well as on those who are close to him Though the underlying story behind the hilarity of the analogy was anything but funny I took it asof a warning of what NOT to do when a loved one is afflicted by some unfortunate disease or circumstance I found his resistance of acknowledging to himself that he had become a bug in the beginning of the story to be very interesting When he Gregor waking up one morning as a bug was a hilarious analogy of the effects an illness can have on someone, as well as on those who are close to him Though the underlying story behind the hilarity of the analogy was anything but funny I took it asof a warning ...

  10. Ahmad Ebaid says:

    He is fool by spending his life to them nobody would care if he became an ugly MetamorphosisHe is fool by spending his life to them nobody would care if he became an ugly Metamorphosis ..Let s declare it directly honestly that each relationship lacks of equality, would be definitely eroded as time goes by Whether the bound was LOVE or FRIENDSHIP, its destiny would be a demise as they don t need you any LOVE and ENGAGEMENT are merely feelings that reflect hidden needs and desires we might don t aware of its existence inside us People give their impressive needs a trickery terms.Take a lesson from novel s main character Gregor Samsa he was part of the family until he is poor and incapable of working and earning, therefore he became a metamorphosis like a beetle, which is annoying to be exist with them.May be his sister took responsibility and commitment to him, as they say Intimacy doesn t be ignored except by sons of Prostitution but how long for how long she wil...