For those who have always wanted to get an introduction to Kafka’s works, Metamorphosis is perhaps the best book to begin with. It will leave you in awe of the man who is, even today, considered among the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
Summary of the Book
This title brings you the tale of a man’s metamorphosis into a monstrous bug and the aftermath of the change. He discovers that he has become a burden to his own family. The story delves into the bizarre, puzzling nature of the human mind by using beautiful, multifaceted metaphors. The outstanding ingenuity of the story features Gregor Samsa as the protagonist. He is a nomadic salesman enduring the transformation, who, unfortunately, becomes unfit as a professional too. His own family is sickened by the change, which makes it all the more difficult for Gregor to deal with the transformation.
About Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka was a writer who wrote in German. He has written many short stories and novels that have made him one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Most of his works contain themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and psychological brutality, parent-child conflict, characters on a quest, mazes bureaucracy and mystical transformations.