History Literature / TheMetamorphosis

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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How do people come up with this nonsense?
* 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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Please don't spoiler tag the trope's name
* [[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.]]
15th Oct '14 10:48:54 AM MauiWowie
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* AuthorAvatar: Literary critics note that "Samsa" and "Kafka" share strong phonetic similarities, with identical vowel sounds and identical placement of consonant sounds, and Kafka wrote the story out of his fears that his insomnia was a massive burden to his family.
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* AuthorAvatar: Literary critics note that "Samsa" and "Kafka" share strong phonetic similarities, with identical vowel sounds and identical placement of consonant sounds, and Kafka wrote the story out of his fears that his insomnia was a massive burden to his family. There's also the critics who believe the metamorphosis into the vermin is him becoming a writer, instead of the more profitable and normal job he had.

* 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. Only Greta and Gregor's mother give Gregor any sympathy as a bug, but never in his presence. Gradually, they too they, too, grow tired of him.
13th Oct '14 10:49:40 PM SomeRandomMook
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: What poor Gregor turns into, if you take his transformation literally.

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* ElegantClassicalMusician: Grete, though she's not a professional violinist.

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* JerkAss: The [[TerribleTrio three boarders]] Gregor's family take in by the latter portion of the story, going by the implication that they mucked up everyone's usual schedules out of sheer stubbornness. Scowling while they watch Grete play the violin for them because she apparently doesn't fit their standards (when ''they'' asked her to play the first place) doesn't get them any NiceGuy points either.
8th Sep '14 8:28:55 AM JustaUsername
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* TransformationFiction
6th Apr '14 4:49:54 PM CJCroen1393
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Gregor dies as a giant insect, while his family moves on to a better life without him.]]
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Gregor dies as a giant insect, while his family moves on to a better life without him.]] And it's implied that the family will go on to start abusing his sister the same way they abused him, basically meaning that [[HereWeGoAgain she's about due for a transformation of her own...]]]]
16th Jan '14 5:09:31 PM allboyband
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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 to interpret the story as Gregor only ''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 story]] as [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Gregor only ''thinking'' only]] ''[[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness thinking]]'' he has become an insect. His family is reacting to his bizarre behavior and insect-like sounds, not his appearance.
8th Jan '14 11:03:46 AM alchixinren
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* AuthorAvatar: Literary critics note that "Samsa" and "Kafka" share strong phonetic similarities, with identical vowel sounds and identical placement of consonant sounds, and Kafka wrote the story out of his fears that his insomnia was a massive burden to his family.
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