Symbolism : The Novel ' The Metamorphosis ' Essay

1489 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
“The Metamorphosis” (1915), symbolism is using widespreadly. The metamorphotic process of Gregor Samsa, in the book, the insect that Gregor has becomes a symbol that represents the social situation of the middle-class life. Not only the situation, but also reflects the social issues behind, which are like how significant are the jobs and how money plays the role in the society at the time Kafka lived. The metamorphosis of Gregor also represents the real status that Gregor is in his family and how is that a symbol of the society that indicates the brutal reality. Kafka also uses the symbolism through the writing of the family and family members of Gregor. He uses them as symbols that represent the real connotation, the social issues behind within the descriptions of characters’ traits and personalities of Gregor Samsa’s family members. The setting of the room that most of the story takes place is also uses by Kafka with symbolism. The setting is also expressing different aspects of the thoughts of Gregor which are the door, the picture on the wall, the window and the sofa. Kafka wrote the story clearly described in order to further support the use of the symbolism. Kafka uses symbolism during the whole book. The idea of showing the connotation through the metamorphosis of Gregor Samsa by using symbolism is started from the beginning of the story, "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous…

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