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            Chris Soares Soares 1.
             20 April 2002.
             English 12.
             Metaphorical Metamorphosis.
             What is human condition? Every person is a part of human nature and contributes to it. But seldom times do we look into the aspects of human condition to see what the true meaning is or how it can help us. Human condition can be defined as a fact that all humans are destined to fail. The author, Franz Kafka's purpose of "The Metamorphosis" is to make people understand more about human condition. Though Kafka's story was elongated, it was a superior example of someone having to endure the human condition. Before beginning the story, I really didn't understand what human condition was. Through Kafka, I was able to understand and relate to the story in a personal way. I found the use of the metaphors to be interesting and it only provided the reader with a better view of how the world is through the eyes of human condition. The story gave a release of catharsis as well, through Gregor's under goings and experiences. Franz Kafka is effective in achieving this purpose because he creatively uses metaphors to hint at and provide a better overall and superior meaning of human condition.
             The transformation of Gregor into a giant insect is a very apparent metaphor and view human condition, which can be interpreted in more than one way. One may be inclined to associate "this man turned bug" as a monstrous display representing one of the lowest forms of life. Gregor's manager and family are repugnant by his in explainable physical appearance. Stunned, the manager retreats out of the house in horror and the mother falls to the floor in grief and the father in an attempt to get Gregor out of sight, forces him into the doorway of his room. Gregor's beetle body is too large for the .
             Soares 2.

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