A story is The Metamorphosis about alienation, isolation, and dehumanization. The main character, Gregor Samsa, is isolated from his family and society because of his transformation into an insect. Gregor is unable to interact with his family in any meaningful way due to his physical limitations as an insect. However, he attempts to maintain some semblance of humanity by cleaning himself regularly and keeping his room clean. Despite his efforts to maintain some semblance of humanity, he continues to be alienated from society because of his condition.
The Metamorphosis is considered to be one of the most important works of fiction of the 20th century. It was written by Franz Kafka in 1915 and published posthumously in 1925 by Schocken Verlag in Berlin (Germany). It is considered one of the most important works of fiction of its era because it explores themes such as alienation and isolation that were not previously explored on such a large scale by writers such as Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo in their novels such as A Tale Of Two Cities or Les Miserables.
Gregor Samsa does not lose hope even though he has been transformed into an insect. The Metamorphosis is a story about struggle to maintain one’s humanity in the face of adversity.