Survival in the Metamorphosis (2002): An Existentialist Study

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Ahmad Ullah, Afza Sabir, Hashim Khan, Muhammad Umer

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From an Existentialist perspective, this investigation looks at Survival in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (2002). The Metamorphosis (2002) is centered on existence and its varied highlights, ranging from a single person to the entire globe. The story follows a labor who, symbolically, evolves into a large beetle via the process of transformation. Diseases and sufferings are something that practically every human being has to deal with. Furthermore, the novella covers heinous events that wreaked havoc on many people's lives. The focus of this paper is on discovering how people cope with difficult situations and adversities. Nowadays, the world is no longer a bed of roses. For the goal of exploring these unpleasant components, an existentialist approach, as advocated by Jean Paul Sartre, was chosen for the analysis of the above-mentioned novella, which depicts the penury of life in which everyone attempts to eat and struggle for life but, at the end, obtains nothing. Because of the indiscriminate character of human people, the net consequence of all human struggles is zero. As a result, this research looks into existentialism in the text of The Metamorphosis (2002). The text's main criterion is survival. Textual analysis of the novella is carried out in order to analyse the text and connect it to the theory.

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