The Metamorphosis: Commentary

Essay by LightsonJunior High, 9th grade January 2005

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This has been one of the strangest books I have ever read. It is pretty hard to understand and you need to read a sentence from the book at least twice before understanding it. There were many strange twists and lots of false foreshadowing which is one of the reasons that kept me interested in the book. The author Franz Kafka has been acclaimed as a genius and you could tell why after reading the book his style of writing is one of a kind that is what made him stand out from the other authors. The reason most of the books and stories Kafka wrote were all very short is that he described more in one page then many authors and he tended to go straight to the point and not waste pages this is the reason I have made Kafka one of my favorite authors as of now.

The Metamorphosis has been book that changes the way you think about the world and the society we live in. The story is about a successful salesman who turns into a beetle overnight and the books shows how opinion of the people around him such as his family changed. It shows how everyone loved him when he was a person and hated him after his sudden change. I like this theory of this book because it's true people care about appearance more then anything else. I would suggest this book to anyone who wants to read something unique.