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Arguing against the popular father complex theory, he observed that it is the sister, more so than the father, who should be considered the cruelest person in the story, as she is the one backstabbing Gregor.
In Nabokov's view, the central narrative theme is the artist's struggle for existence in a society replete with philistines that destroys him step by step.
Commenting on Kafka's style, he writes: "The transparency of his style underlines the dark richness of his fantasy world. Contrast and uniformity, style and the depicted, portrayal and fable are seamlessly intertwined".
In , Nina Pelikan Straus wrote a feminist interpretation of The Metamorphosis , bringing to the forefront the transformation of the main character Gregor's sister, Grete, and foregrounding the family and, particularly, younger sister's transformation in the story. According to Straus, critics of The Metamorphosis have underplayed the fact that the story is not only about Gregor but also his family and especially about Grete's metamorphosis as it is mainly Grete, as woman, daughter and sister, on whom the social and psychoanalytic resonances of the text depend.
In , Gerhard Rieck pointed out that Gregor and his sister Grete form a pair, which is typical for many of Kafka's texts: It is made up of one passive, rather austere person and another active, more libidinal person. The appearance of figures with such almost irreconcilable personalities who form couples in Kafka's works has been evident since he wrote his short story " Description of a Struggle " e.
They also appear in " The Judgement " Georg and his friend in Russia , in all three of his novels e. Robinson and Delamarche in Amerika as well as in his short stories " A Country Doctor " the country doctor and the groom and " A Hunger Artist " the hunger artist and the panther. Rieck views these pairs as parts of one single person hence the similarity between the names Gregor and Grete , and in the final analysis as the two determining components of the author's personality.
Not only in Kafka's life but also in his oeuvre does Rieck see the description of a fight between these two parts. Reiner Stach argued in that no elucidating comments were needed to illustrate the story and that it was convincing by itself, self-contained, even absolute. He believes that there is no doubt the story would have been admitted to the canon of world literature even if we had known nothing about its author. Reduced to carrying out his professional responsibilities, anxious to guarantee his advancement and vexed with the fear of making commercial mistakes, he is the creature of a functionalistic professional life.
In , Ralf Sudau took the view that particular attention should be paid to the motifs of self-abnegation and disregard for reality. Gregor's earlier behavior was characterized by self-renunciation and his pride in being able to provide a secure and leisured existence for his family.
When he finds himself in a situation where he himself is in need of attention and assistance and in danger of becoming a parasite, he doesn't want to admit this new role to himself and be disappointed by the treatment he receives from his family, which is becoming more and more careless and even hostile over time.
His gradual emaciation and "self-reduction" shows signs of a fatal hunger strike which on the part of Gregor is unconscious and unsuccessful, on the part of his family not understood or ignored. Sudau also lists the names of selected interpreters of The Metamorphosis e. Beicken, Sokel, Sautermeister and Schwarz. He further notes that Kafka's representational style is on one hand characterized by an idiosyncratic interpenetration of realism and fantasy, a worldly mind, rationality and clarity of observation, and on the other hand by folly, outlandishness and fallacy.
He also points to the grotesque and tragicomical, silent film-like elements. Fernando Bermejo-Rubio argued that the story is often viewed unjustly as inconclusive. He derives his interpretative approach from the fact that the descriptions of Gregor and his family environment in The Metamorphosis contradict each other.
Diametrically opposed versions exist of Gregor's back, his voice, of whether he is ill or already undergoing the metamorphosis, whether he is dreaming or not, which treatment he deserves, of his moral point of view false accusations made by Grete and whether his family is blameless or not.
Bermejo-Rubio emphasizes that Kafka ordered in that there should be no illustration of Gregor. From TIME. This doesn't drastically change what we knew about metamorphosis. Another entry highlights the startling metamorphosis of a year-old woman over the course of 16 years.
From New York Daily News. By turning weeds into art that honors weeds, he found the meta in the metamorphosis. But some audience members were astounded to see his amazing metamorphosis when the show's season kicked off today. From CBS News. The bottle accumulates meaning -- even emotional value, whether it's sentiment, social connection, curiosity -- through its metamorphosis.
From Fast Company. Translations of metamorphosis in Chinese Traditional.Philip Glass - Metamorphosis () I made this record using an old amazing (one of my favorite instrument actually) Steinway & Sons model O grand piano. (St.