In the story “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka the main theme throughout the story is changing and it highly emphasizes it by the changes in the main character Gregor and how it affected him, and the transformations he went through were for the better and made him a better person, it also was better off for his family too.
Gregor endured physical and mental transformations throughout the story that affected him and the family. In the beginning, his body goes through a transformation he “transformed in his into a gigantic insect” with” numerous legs” (Kafka 1110). His body went through a physical change making him unable to work and provide for his family affecting him and his family. He was unable to work and he was the only one with a job affecting him and the family. He wanted to do many things with his life like take his sister to music school and now he can’t.
He had to learn to live with his new body and change the way he thinks and understands he couldn’t help his family. “The sense of freedom that looking out of the window always used to give him” (Kafka 1127) “as it was they opposed him” (Kafka 1127) he got a sense of freedom looking out the window when he was a human because he always felt trapped and responsible for everything. But when he looked out the window like a bug he was actually imprisoned and can’t escape. While he was alive he noticed that the family was better off without him and that he was a burden to them and he accepted that. He made peace that the family would be better off not worrying about him and accepted death and passed away. In the end, the family was happy and accepted Gregor was dead and they moved on and grew more as people.
This shows that changes are for the better. The changes that Gregor went through physically and mentally helped him realize that he should of done things with his life and no just work, but it made the family move on and live a different lifestyle, making it for the better for them. Changes are good even though is may seem tough but in the end it will be better just like how it was tough at first but it was for the better in the end.
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