History Literature / TheMetamorphosis

30th Jan '17 1:27:02 PM Lloigor
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The characters have a fairly dull reaction to Gregor's inexplicable transformation into a giant bug, all things considered. It's treated as a burden rather than a horrific and traumatizing sight that forces them to question reality.-- The family's relative lack of reaction has led some people [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation to interpret the story]] as [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Gregor only]] ''[[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness thinking]]'' he has become an insect. His family is reacting to his bizarre behavior and insect-like sounds, not his appearance.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The characters have a fairly dull reaction to Gregor's inexplicable transformation into a giant bug, all things considered. It's treated as a burden rather than a horrific and traumatizing sight that forces them to question reality.-- The family's relative lack of reaction has led some people [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation to interpret the story]] as [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Gregor only]] ''[[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness thinking]]'' he has become an insect. His family is reacting to his bizarre behavior and insect-like sounds, not his appearance.
16th Sep '16 2:43:03 PM Sadmu
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* Bookends: The story opens with Gregor's transformation and ends with imagery lending Grete a transformation of her own.

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* Bookends: BookEnds: The story opens with Gregor's transformation and ends with imagery lending Grete a transformation of her own.
16th Sep '16 2:42:13 PM Sadmu
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* BookEnds: The story opens with Gregor's transformation and ends with imagery lending Grete a transformation of her own.

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* BookEnds: Bookends: The story opens with Gregor's transformation and ends with imagery lending Grete a transformation of her own.
3rd Sep '16 7:13:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheSoundOfMartialMusic: The story takes place in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
2nd Sep '16 9:55:30 PM Give1Take2
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* DownerEnding: Gregor dies, Greta will not become a musician, and their parents don't really care.

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* DownerEnding: Gregor [[spoiler:Gregor dies, Greta will not become a musician, and their parents don't really care.]]



* ExtremeDoormat: Gregor to his bosses at work and family at home. No wonder he turned into a bug.



* JustWokeUpThatWay

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* JustWokeUpThatWayJustWokeUpThatWay:
-->One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible verminous bug.
* LazyBum: Gregor's parents, who putter around the house all day, every day, while he works himself to the bone all day, every day, to pay off their debts and provide for them. Rather than seeing his transformation as an opportunity to pay him back for years of taking care of them, they're annoyed by what a ''burden'' it is to take care of him. [[spoiler:Once he's dead, it's implied they'll quickly move onto bumming off his sister.]]



** One of countless interpretations of the story is that Gregor turned into a bug because he'd been treated like a lowly, verminous insect by his family and employers for so long that his body eventually reflected his self-image ([[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness if he transformed at all]]).



* NoSympathy: Gradually, but inevitable. Only Greta and Gregor's mother give Gregor any sympathy as a bug, but never in his presence. Gradually, they, too, grow tired of him.

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* NoSympathy: Gradually, but inevitable.From his father and manager. Only Greta and Gregor's mother give Gregor any sympathy as a bug, but never in his presence. Gradually, they, too, grow tired of him.



* WasOnceAMan

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* WasOnceAManWasOnceAMan: Poor Gregor.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHumanWhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Gregor is on the receiving end of this the second he turns into an insect.
30th Jun '16 6:48:10 PM DelShiftB
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* LowSpeedChase: The chase at the end of part II didn't look like an actual chase, with Gregor scurring away when the father just takes a few steps. It ends when the father decides to throw apples, one of which gets lodged in the back (eventually becoming a fatal injury).
16th Jan '16 2:33:50 PM Dravencour
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->''"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug."''

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->''"One morning, as ->''"As Gregor Samsa was waking up awoke one morning from anxious dreams, uneasy dreams he discovered that found himself transformed in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.gigantic insect."''
17th Jun '15 10:52:11 PM LeaseofLife
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* DownerEnding: Gregor dies, Greta will not become a musician, and their parents don't really care.
14th May '15 3:27:24 PM TomSFox
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* LostInTranslation: Kafka's original German manuscript used a peculiar grammar structure for dramatic effect, which could not be translated into English. The German word was not technically "insect", either but a colloquial term analogous to a child using the English word "bug".

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* LostInTranslation: Kafka's original German manuscript used a peculiar grammar structure for dramatic effect, which could not be translated into English. The German word was not technically "insect", either "insect," but a colloquial term analogous to a child using the English word "bug"."bug."
20th Apr '15 2:52:51 PM Ultimatum
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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Gregor dies so that his family can move on.]]

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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:[[spoiler: Gregor dies so that his family can move on.]]
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