"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect-like creature."
Struggle for existence of a person in a progressively destructive society of philistines.
Gregor Samsa is a spineless and mindless creature ruled by his boss.
Mutation of provider to vulnerable.
Dedicates his whole life to his work and that slowly destroys him
The beetle in this fantastic unreality is perceived by all as a threat to everyday reality.
Gregory and all the others lack the insight into what happened to him: nothing new. This means that the transformation only makes visible what was already there.
Gregor Samsa: reduced to the fulfillment of his professional duties, anxiously
trying to get ahead tormented by the fear of business errors, he is the
creature of a functional working life.
The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, 1915