The Metamorphosis by Franz Kakfa

WHAT THE FRICK DID I FRICKING READ?

WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS BOOK?

Why does IQfy hype kafka so much? This book is schizo material. I've desperately searched for some deaper meaning that could be hidden in this book for the past day since i read the book. I can't think of anything. Can someone help please?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This board has had a steady influx of midwits lately. Filtered and saged

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you… the plotgay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mixed with an even worse entity: the messagegay

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give it another read anon. Metamorphosis is kind of absurd, almost kafkian. It's not an easy one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Finally a helpful reply.

      I understood the book and all. I also understand a book being "Kafkaesque". And truly I was able to put myself in Gregor's shoes and experience it as I also have family that will come to depend on me. I just find no meaning in the suffereing he goes through!!??

      What is it trying to tell me? Or is it not trying to tell me anything at all? Is it just like art to be experienced?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Experienced

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You must be the oldest sibling to understand it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Metamorphosis is kind of absurd, almost kafkian
      Oh you

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything good in art is subtle. Think about the story you would written if given the premise ‘guy transforms into a bug’, and compare its mood, its details, its sense of humour and its narrative voice with what you find in Kafka. That’s one way to appreciate him, and I think it’s truer to the spirit of his work than a search for hidden meanings; but some /it/ hermeneutists might disagree.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if I wrote metamorphosis I would have ended it with
      >and the message is folks, being a bug is hard work. be kind and share your bed with the bedbugs

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >waaah my family hates me and im gay waaaaah woe is meeee what if you woke up and were a bug waaaaaaaaaah
    it's so fundamentally self-loathing and schizophrenic that i think only people with israeli blood will understand it.
    if you didn't find it that meaningful or interesting then consider that a good thing, anon.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What a terrible fricking cover.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry, Dick. Come back to it again after you've explored why your feelings toward Christianity were misplaced a bit more.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's about how people react so realistically to his transformation. Like the guy who tries to squash him like a bug. Or his family treating him less and less as a human like leaving out milk for him on a plate. Or his family moving on to marry his sister after he dies at the end. There's no direct message but it resonates because we could be shunned just as easily as him if we lost our jobs or crossed some social boundaries.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do midwits have so much trouble with this book?

    >wagie gets unfortunate and turns into a bug
    >family and friends instead of feeling sorry for him and caring for him are actually glad once he eventually dies

    It shows how love that we have for our close ones is conditional. You can just replace being turned into a bug with some kind of disfigurement or disability and it becomes obvious, though ofcourse the metaphor is deeper than that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Midwits don't understand that psychological realism by itself is one of the the most important parts of storytelling. Having a blatant allegory can actually hold a story back if the characters act like puppets just to fit the message.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the main character literally loves his family unconditionally

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon said his family only loves him conditionally.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Since you clearly cant read I recommend switching hobbies.
          You might have more success with an activity like pic related

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Main character does love them ""unconditionally"" because in the given situation he has noone else. He is a disgusting filthy overgrown wienerroach that any person would squash on sight.

        Meanwhile the situation is opposite for the family, they are constantly coping and memeing themselves into believing its not really him, so they dont have to feel guilty about letting him rot.

        Once again, instead of imagining main character turning into a bug, imagine he is a quadriplegic who's face got burned in a freak accident. How would you act if that was your brother? Would you really love him just as you did before or would you deep inside actually be happy once he dies?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Main question this book should have you ask yourself is:

          If my loved one turned a human sized wienerroach tomorrow, how would I treat them?
          And the answer is that for 99% of us, we would act just like the main characters family.

          A wienerroach is an insect that is flat in shape with large legs, and Gregor is anything but flat: he is convex on both sides, belly and back, and his legs are small. He approaches a wienerroach in only one respect: his coloration is brown. That is all. Apart from this he has a tremendous convex belly divided into segments and a hard rounded back suggestive of wing cases. In beetles these cases conceal flimsy little wings that can be expanded and then may carry the beetle for miles and miles in a blundering flight. Curiously enough, Gregor the beetle never found out that he had wings under the hard covering of his back. (This is a very nice observation on my part to be treasured all your lives. Some Gregors, some Joes and Janes, do not know that they have wings.) Further, he has strong mandibles. He uses these organs to turn the key in a lock while standing erect on his hind legs, on his third pair of legs (a strong little pair), and this gives us the length of his body, which is about three feet long. In the course of the story he gets gradually accustomed to using his new appendages—his feet, his feelers. This brown, convex, dog-sized beetle is very broad.

          In the original German text the old charwoman calls him Mistkäfer, a "dung beetle." It is obvious that the good woman is adding the epithet only to be friendly. He is not, technically, a dung beetle. He is merely a big beetle. (I must add that neither Gregor nor Kafka saw that beetle any too clearly.)

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of Kafkas books have one singular goal, to make you, the reader, stop being a scared pussy ass b***h and to start grabbing live by the pussy.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a light comedy. Most people don't get it because the humour goes over their heads.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Congrats anon, that means you lived a life without feeling like an insect even once

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Main question this book should have you ask yourself is:

    If my loved one turned a human sized wienerroach tomorrow, how would I treat them?
    And the answer is that for 99% of us, we would act just like the main characters family.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm low iq and understood this book when I was 13 and had to read it for school. Only sensitive young men can get it.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a simple book about turning into a bug. No deeper meaning whatsoever anon.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The hole point of this book is
    >if you are depressed, sick or weirdo for some reason, you're alone. No one can truly understand you and they actually don't want to care about your fricking problem. Life is about loneliness

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That can't be a real cover

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't be so overly kind and dependable that people take advantage of you, and through their own comfort make their own lives worse.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Filtered moron. Like damn bro I’m a ticking moron to but you didn’t at least get the obvious the “worker is a slave/bugman” commentary only tolerated for his work? And the hatred of disabled individuals because of their burden?

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