When Gregor Samsa awakens to find himself transformed into some type of beetle or roach-like creature, he gives little thought to whys and wherefores but just seems to attempt to deal with his obviously extremely distressing situation with a fairly straightforward acceptance.

What clues are there in the story, if there are any, that point to what Kafka intended to express about society or life or German culture, is there any commentary that serves to illuminate Kafka's intentions in writing it?

  • When asking questions about literary works it is important to bear in mind that their meaning is not exclusively determined or limited by the author's intent. For this reason, I would appreciate it if you could clarify the main focus of your question: (a) explicit statements by Kafka (e.g. in his diaries or letters) about what he meant, or (b) interpretations by others. – Tsundoku Sep 15 '20 at 8:39
  • @tsyndoku- I would appreciate if you would carefully read the entire question. That way you 'might' understand that what you call for is already included. – Charles M Saunders Sep 15 '20 at 17:50

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