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Utilitarianism in “the Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

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Essay title: Utilitarianism in “the Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

What if, one day, this person is crossing the street on his way to work and a speeding car hit him. Due to the impact, he loses consciousness. The next day he wakes up in the hospital and is paralyzed. What would this man’s first thought be? Of course, he would question why that he is paralyzed and if this illness is curable. Unlike the character in my parable, the main character in Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” worries about the most unlikely things. Although Gregor Samsa had awoken to discover that he is an insect, he is afraid that he will be late for work and as a result he will lose his job. As a result of this behavior, Gregor Samsa is a perfect example of utilitarianism in the early 20th century. Comparatively, Gregor’s family is also exemplified through utilitarianism.

In part one of the short story, Gregor Samsa had awoken from “uneasy dreams”

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