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"Metamorphosis" By Franz Kafka Write A Creative Alterante Ending To The Story Of Gregor Samsa And Write An Alaysis Relating The Entire Novel.

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Grete Samsa was playing the violin when she heard it. The sound was clearly coming from Gregor's room which deeply disturbed her. Her first thought was that it had clumsily dropped something on the floor, but then she recalled that all the furniture had been removed.Gregor Samsa lay on the floor of his room, staring upwards, unable to get back up. What prevented this was his heavy outer shell and the excruciating pain on his back. He thought this was unusual since falling had never hurt him like this. After a painful struggle, Gregor managed to propel himself forward and get back on his six legs. When he looked back he saw half of his elytron lying broken on the floor. The feeling of being exposed overcame Gregor and he took a few steps back. He was beginning to feel the cold penetrating his soft body. It felt like icy death. Gregor franticly circled his room crawling across the walls, and as soon as he reached the window he felt a strong desire to jump out into the fresh air. In the midst of all this chaos Grete opened the door and walked in.She ran towards the window ledge and looked down at her brother falling through the night.He felt a gush of cold night air against his naked body but the pain was all gone by now, replaced by the feeling of euphoria of going down into nothingness. Then Gregor did something he had never done before: he opened his wings and flapped them until he was suspended in the middle of the thick black air.Stunned, Grete, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa looked at Gregor from the window. He was able to return their gaze. Terrified they all took one step back because for the first time Gregor Samsa laughed and couldn't stop laughing. The street light was shining on him and he felt the wonderful heat on his belly as he opened his eyes for the last time to look below.The last thing Gregor saw was his own reflection upon a puddle of muddy water. Gregor realized he had not shaved in months.Statement of PurposeThe creative writing piece I wrote on the Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is an alternate ending to the novel. The reason why this particular choice appealed to me was that I wanted to explore and experiment with the postmodern ideal of the short novel. In the original ending Gregor Samsa dies tragically since his death is soon forgotten and he never achieves anything for himself. Gregor is an anti hero because he is so oppressed by society that he metaphorically becomes a spineless bug and never reaches a point of truce with the world. In my alternate ending Gregor reaches a realization of his own situation and also comes to see that things could have been different for him. When he sees himself as a human it is the point at which he comes out of his blindness and understands that his situation could have been different. Unfortunately, Gregor dies a few seconds after his life changing realization which therefore makes this ending extremely postmodern, a tragic yet comical death. The original novel as a whole is postmodern for...

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