"I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself." ― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka recounts the story of Gregor Samsa, a salesman. One morning, Gregor wakes up to find himself transformed into a huge insect. This mysterious and startling occurrence is unsettling not only for Gregor but also for his family members. Struggling to adjust to his new self, Gregor starts living in seclusion. His family members begin to snub him as they struggle to earn a livelihood on their own. Eventually, they start perceiving him as a burden. The thought of getting rid of "it" infiltrates their mind, causing Gregor's unbelievable death.