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Famous novella Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka the audience Follows

In the famous novella Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka the audience follows a strong undertone of specific stereotypes and gender roles between men and women Especially since in the story we follow our main character Gregor Samsa and his sister Grete Samsa and see how their independent roles in the household become disturbed once their gender expectations are altered due to Gregor's metamorphosis into a bug In Metamorphosis Kafka emphasizes the male and female stereotypes through the emotional and physical changes displayed through the characters Our main character Gregor is currently looked at as the head of the family in a society where adapting and conforming to the ultimate social hierarchy is key Gregor s psychological dedication to this societal construct is clearly illustrated through his intense anxiety about his job rather than his physical transformation into a giant disturbing insect Oh God he thought what a strenuous career it is that I ve chosen Kafka 1 Gregor s sudden inability to fill his role of the male provider means he must now fully dependent on the women of the house for all of his needs Since Gregor's role has changed this now means that Grete is now forced to take on the role of the provider After Gregor's transformation his primary interaction is with the women of the house 

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