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The metamorphosis project


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The metamorphosis project

  1. 1. Reader Project “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka CENEX – Intermediate 4 Sheila Morato Monteiro
  2. 2.  First published in 1915  It is a fictional prose narrative organized in the novella format  A modernist text: poetic imagination or surrealism  Kafka is considered to be one of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century.
  3. 3.  Franz Kafka was born of Jewish parents in Prague in 1833.  In 1906 he received his doctorate in law.  He worked as a respected official of a state insurance company.  Literature, of which he said that he “consisted”, had to be pursued on the side.
  4. 4.  His emotional life was dominated by his relationships with his father and with a series of women: Felice Bauer Milena Jesenská Dora Diamant
  5. 5.  He died in 1924 of the tubercular illness. "By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it.“ Franz Kafka
  6. 6. Plot Summary  3rd person narrator  A traveling salesman awakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed overnight into a gigantic insect.
  7. 7. “Ungeziefer”
  8. 8.  Gregor is the sole financial provider for his parents and sister and their comfort is dependent on his ability to work  He becomes unable to communicate but retains his cognitive faculties  Most of the story revolves around his interactions with his family  In the end, his family also undergoes a metamorphosis
  9. 9. Main Characters  Gregor Samsa  Mr. and Mrs. Samsa  Gregor’s sister, Grete
  10. 10.  The world is not a place of certainty and the ideal is unrealizable: “love is not enough”  The Metamorphosis portraits the limitations that come from being a human: - interpreting the world - the system presented by society - human relation - the shifting sense of identity
  11. 11. Sources Hoffmann, Michael. Metamorphosis and Other Stories. New York, New York: Penguin Books. 2007. Pictures
  12. 12. CENEX / UFMG Reader Project – Intermediate 4 by Sheila Morato Monteiro 2010