Presentation on theme: "in The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka"— Presentation transcript:
1 in The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka Existentialismin The MetamorphosisBy Franz Kafka
2 Existential Precepts The universe is indifferent No one cares!!!Individuals have complete freedom of choiceThose choices have consequencesHuman existence cannot be explainedWhy am I here? = Who knows?Individual isolation is a fact of lifeTruth is determined by personal convictions (No Golden Rule, No Ten Commandments, etc.)
3 Questions that point toward the Existentialist Reading In the course of the story, what choices does Gregor make?What are the consequences of those choices?Beyond Gregor, which of the other characters is transformed in the course of the story?What defines the nature of the relationships in the family?As you finish reading, ponder the point of Gregor’s existence (think both positively and realistically here).
4 Themes/Symbols Recurrence of #3 Gregor’s room as a symbol… Consider the progressive changesFurnishingsCleaning“Closet” / storage room for discarded itemsThe apartment as a symbol…Work as a symbol…Does the story have a moral?What else?