The Metamorphosis provides one the most disconcerting examples of Franz Kafka’s vision of the human existence. For Kafka, the human condition is absurd and man fully feels the existential misfortune in the labyrinth of a reality that escapes him. Kafka’s work had a major influence on the twentieth century’s literature, notably on the theater of the fifties, by the alienating view that makes beings strange and alien to themselves, separated from their essence, and in constant search for the meaning of existence. This alienating vision of the individual that wanders aimlessly in an incoherent, labyrinthine, and meaningless world can also be found in the theater of Eugene Ionesco. Indeed, Ionesco compared his conception of the absurd to that of Kafka: “It is the absurd that people are separated from their roots, that they are desperate as they seek their profound reality in the characters of Kafka.” (Claude Bonnefoy, Entre la vie et le rêve Entretien avec Ionesco).
CORPS FANTASME ET SOCIETE DANS LA METAMORPHOSE DE FRANZ KAFKA
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