a note on kafka's metamorphosis

i read kafka's metamorphosis 13 years ago and re-read it tonight... this bleak story has so much to ponder about. a salesman (gregor samsa) goes to bed one night and the next morning he wakes up an insect -by the description, more like a cockroach or beetle- and all he worries about is his inability to get up, get dressed, and go to work. he doesn't question his sudden transformation into a cockroach, he simply accepts it and tries to cope with his new nature. he learns to manage his new body, changes his diet and the way he eats, and his room becomes a sort of storage room. his family rejects him because of his new appearance, they do not question it though. at the end of the story gregor dies and his family feels relieved of the anguish he had brought. gregor was more human than anyone else in the story... 
many themes come to mind when reading this story: the inhumanity of human beings (the way this man is mistreated by his family and how they want to get rid of him because of his physical transformation); the concept of 'every man for himself'; maybe the concept that the human being is disposable... 
franz kafka (1883-1924) wonderfully created fantastic distortions of everyday events in his short story the metamorphosis. imagining the absurd and intertwining it with reality, i consider this short story a fiction subject to numerous interpretations and definitely worth the read.

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