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The relationships in the Samsa household are
defined by tension and resentment. Before his metamorphosis, Gregor is
the only working family member. His job as a salesman supports the
family financially, and Gregor takes his role seriously. He often
sacrifices so his family can be comfortable, although he does sometimes
feel slighted (meaning he doesn't think his family appreciates him
Gregor's father has failed to support his family himself, so he
behaves aggressively toward his son, due to his feelings of inadequacy.
Gregor's mother tries to defend him on occasion, but she gives in to her
husband's anger. Gregor's sister seems to be the family member for whom
Gregor holds the most affection. Before he changes, he expresses the
desire to pay for her musical training.
Unfortunately, after his transformation, every membeer of the Samsa
family abandons Gregor, wanting him to simply disappear. They are
disgusted by his appearance, and there is a sense that they somehow feel
betrayed by his misfortune. In the end, he sacrifices himself once
again for their needs.
the reason why Gregor is the only one working is because his father’s
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Jun 22nd, 2015
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