Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.


Audiobook. Although the story of a person who wakes up one morning
turned into a large horrid beetle is not going to be a light hearted
tale, this Kafta work is less oppressive than The Trial. A certain
humor creeps in occasionally in the absurd situation Gregor and his
family (father, mother, and younger sister) find themselves in. The
fear that is evident in all the main characters is similar to the lives
of those in The Trial. The family, who had lived by means of Gregor’s
work, find themselves able to work after all, and during the course of
the story grow accustomed to the large beetle. When he eventually dies,
they are relieved, and emerge much happier characters. Perhaps this is
autobiographical, and if so, is a mighty strong condemnation of his

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