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Franz Kafka’s Metamorphotic Prison: The Door and the Window

Publication: Studia Universitatis Petru Maior. Philologia, 18, p. 143
Publisher:Universitatea Petru Maior
Place:Târgu Mureș
Abstract:Kafka’s novella, The Metamorphosis, foregrounds the condition of the individual in the modern society, an individual who is weighed down by the awareness of his own insignificance in relation to the others and his own dreams. By means of memory, he tries to resist his new identity in an alienated and alienating world/space in which the others gradually turn from powerless witnesses into mighty ‘victimizers’ whose indifference proves too much for the weakened self. Our paper approaches the metamorphosis Kafka displays in his novella from the perspective of the relation between the individual and the others, viewed through the lens of the (in)ability to stay human(e).
Key words:memory, identity, metamorphosis, communication, self, space
Language: English

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