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Corruption of this Family and Society Exposed at Metamorphosis Franz Kafka's existentialistic view about the meaning of life (or rather, the lack thereof), is clearly portrayed through Gregor Samsa at Metamorphosis. Kafka's belief that there's no meaning to existence nor any reason to maintain a positive attitude in life, will be a prominent force in the story. The author can make battle by multiplying Gregor as being the total opposite of his own private beliefs: Kafka's almost paradoxical belief that, even though there's absolutely no meaning to existence, the individual may create one for themself, is completely missed by Gregor. Kafka's weighty focus on individualism and the corruption which society and the familial infrastructure signify is attested through Gregor's interactions with the members of his own family and those of society. This also Results in the development of Gregor Samsa as more than a sympathetic character, and makes Metamorphosis a novella of fantastical, fable-like proportions, complete with a moral and a superficially happy ending. Kafka's Metamorphosis was written in 1912, in the midst of a German ethnic, social, and economic metamorphosis. Industrialization had attained Germany, and changed the mindset of the people. The growing number of factorial jobs available, the flushing changes and schedules, ... - all this came with industrialization, and it was on this that Kafka was composing in demonstration. During Gregor, Kafka demonstrates the dehumanization that industrialization was attracting to Germany, to the extent that there was little to no gap between humans and animals. By turning Gregor's physical being to an unnamed and abhorrent bug, Kafka highlights the similarities between th...