great book......that's what's happening to people now..;we're turning into cockroaches....
Like all the best fiction (and surreal fiction, especially) Kafka's famous short story begins with a seemingly obvious metaphor, and takes it down a seemingly obvious path. If you were to describe the exoskeleton of the story most people would say, "Oh yeah. Guy wakes up as bug. Can't change back. I can see why the family would loathe that, want rid of it." But, again, like all good fiction, The Metamorphosis has so many branching details, like veins off the main stem of a leaf, that aren't readily relevant to the main theme, and seem to exist for their own purpose. Take, for example, the three roomers that the family eventually invites in at the end of the story. What do they mean to Samsa's alienation from his family? What do they provide the family with once Samsa has perished? There are numerous such plot points that expand and flesh out Kafka's far greater moral message.
Peter Kuper understands the affect of an image almost as divinely as a Kurusawa or a Hitchcock. He knows just how to organize his images, and weave his text around the page that makes it a uniquely graphic novel telling of Kafka's work. The graphic novel artists who understand how and why their medium is seperate from regular comicbooks are in the minority. And Kuper is among them.
Intrigante, fantástico, verdadeiramente kafkiano. recomendo.
so captivated i had made it a stage play in 1994 and then a short telefilm in 1995 in tamil . yet to get over it.. and it may come out better and more intense if i were to work on it again
Do u think its a symbolic ?? i didn't get the idea of the story ?
Well, in my opinion. this novel has lot of symbolism, but maybe it has different meanings for each reader; I think, as it's too symbolic, you'll find your own significance to the book depending on your personality and the situations you've gone through.
I found, for example, that the novel speaks about the living of the outsiders (representing Gregorio one of these, and his family the society)
¿Por qué el autor ha recurrido a un despreciable insecto para abordar el tema de la enajenación del ser humano?
Creo que es un buen ejemplo para poder abordar el tema, porque, llevándolo a la exageración, explica cómo se ve a la persona que es distinta dentro de una sociedad, como se la excluye y las razones por la cual se lo hace, así como también nos muestra los sentimientos y actitudes del enajenado frente a la situación.