Sunday, September 15, 2019
Isolation in The Metamorphosis Essay
Franz KafkaÃ¢â¬â¢s short story Ã¢â¬Å"The MetamorphosisÃ¢â¬ centers on the theme of isolation. In the lead characterÃ¢â¬â¢s transformation he experiences a deep isolation towards society now. What this isolation leads to is to a series of events, that cause GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s isolation to grow. Eventually isolation leads to GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s death. Isolation and its after effects are the central themes involved in the Ã¢â¬Å"The Metamorphosis. Ã¢â¬ Isolation is the state of an individual being separated from other individuals. Isolation involves both the mental state of an individual and the physical state of the individual. Further isolation also involves the individualÃ¢â¬â¢s belief versus societiesÃ¢â¬â¢ believes. This paper will argue that GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s transformation into a bug is a symbolic representation of oneÃ¢â¬â¢s difficulty in accepting the isolation reality. The notion of the isolation is first realized in the authorÃ¢â¬â¢s work in section . The reader can see that GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s isolation started before the transformation occurred when Gregor mentions Ã¢â¬Å"ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s all IÃ¢â¬â¢d have to try with my boss; IÃ¢â¬â¢d be fired on the spot. Anyway, who knows if that wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be a very good thing for me. If I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t hold back for my parentsÃ¢â¬â¢ sake, I would have quit long ago. Ã¢â¬ It is at this point that the reader realizes that Samsa was mentally isolated from the society he lived in before the transformation occurred. Gregor had wished to be free from work long before his transformation occurred, but society expected Gregor to work and to provide food for his family, something that Gregor didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want. GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s isolation before the metamorphosis occurred was that he wanted freedom and society wanted him to work. By Gregor showing different believes than the rest of the society the reader realizes that Gregor was somehow already a loner even before the transformation occurred. The notion isolation also affects Gregor in section III. Some readers believe that Gregor SamsaÃ¢â¬â¢s experience is centered on Morality and Ethics. These people believe that Gregor is treated different because he is no longer a human in a physical state. However this notion limits the whole picture of why Gregor is treated differently. GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s isolation towards society is true picture why he is treated differently. If the other notion of morality and ethics were to be chosen many aspects of Ã¢â¬Å"the MetamorphosisÃ¢â¬ would be lost. These lost would be would be the ability of the reader to see how isolation has both affected Gregor inside and outside. My notion of Ã¢â¬Å"the MetamorphosisÃ¢â¬ portrays events in the past that show GregorÃ¢â¬â¢s isolation were morality and ethics notion lacks of. Many notions in the past have been presented to try to present what KafkaÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Metamorphosis really portrayed.