IBDP English Literature (SL): Comparison of The Metamorphosis and The Judgement (Plot and Plot Manipulation)
PLOT & PLOT MANIPULATIONComparison of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and The Judgment Done by: Chris Eva
GENERAL OVERVIEWMetamorphosis The JudgmentDie Verwandlung Das UrteilThree-Act Plot Single Act PlotNovella Short StoryProtagonist : Gregor Samsa Protagonist: Georg BendemannYear of Publication: 1915 Year of Publication: 1912 Realistic fiction Writer : Franz Kafka Original Language Used: German
EXPOSITION Metamorphosis:Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning and finds himself turned to a bug. NOTE: This is the climax. The Judgment: Georg Bendermann was sitting in his room writing a letter to his childhood friend who is in St. Petersburg, Russia. Note: This is an idle introduction.
CONFLICT1. INTERNAL CONFLICT Gregor is met with horror and disgust when he reveals his new form to his family and his supervisor. Georg wants to announce his engagement with a wealthy woman, Frieda Brandenfeld.
2. EXTERNAL CONFLICT The Judgment: Metamorphosis: Georg reports to his old,Since Gregor is unable to decrepit father about thesupport the family, they composition of the letter. have to seek jobs. The father questioned him about his “friend”. Similarities: The protagonists have to deal with the reaction/action of their family member(s).
COMPLICATIONSMetamorphosis: The Judgment:Both Gregor and his family The father announces hisattempt to accommodate alliance with the friend and withGregors new condition. Georgs deceased mother. Georg is essentially excluded from the nuclear family.Differences : Gregor’s family tried to adapt to the changeand find rational alternatives. Georg’s father does not forgiveand forget. He chooses to hold grudges with his son.
RISING ACTIONTruth be told, there was no Georg’s father accused him of having premarital relations. RISING ACTION. The Intimidated and yet irritated by his EXPOSITION was the fathers words, Georg utters a CLIMAX. remark that his father interprets as a patricidal wish.
FALLING ACTIONAfter some discussion, the Georg’s father accuses him family agrees that they of being a devilish human must get rid of Gregor. being and condemned him to death by drowning.
CLIMAXGregor Samsa, wakes up in his bed Georg wrote a letter to his parentsto find himself transformed into a before he commited suicide.large insect. He looks around hisroom, which appears normal, anddecides to go back to sleep toforget about what has happened.
1. Complex S T U DY O F T H E C U RV E : PlotGregors pathetic G R E G O R V S. G E O RGdeath ends the trialsand tribulations thatwere set off by hismetamorphosis.Hefoundpeace.Done outof duty. Frustration. Surrendered /Gave up. 2. Ordinary Plot Georg’s engagement is called off after his death. His relationship with his father is not restored.
CONCLUSIONENDING Similarities Differences Relieved by Gregors death, the family takes the day off and goes out for a trip to the country. Gregor dies. Mr. and Mrs. Samsa notice that Grete has become a marriageableA choice was made. young woman. Georg commit suicide “Dear parents, I have by plugging himself into always loved you the water. nonetheless.”