Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Man or animal: maybe the answer cannot be answered here or in any of Kafka's works. Despite their different interpretations, all of Kafka's animals the insect here, as well as the horses in "A Country Doctor," and the ape in "A Report to an Academy" — have one thing in common: like Kafka's human beings, they have lost the place which divine creation originally assigned to them. Like all creatures, man or animal, Gregor has lost his identity without, however, becoming a true insect. Perhaps Gregor is best identified as belonging to the vast realm of the in-between. His (or its) agonizing anxiety reflects his (or its) fate of belonging nowhere.
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