The Metamorphosis

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one of Kafka's themes is isolation. what detail in these lines support this theme?

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I think that alienation and isolation go hand in hand. Even before his change, Gregor felt alienated from his job, his family, and even his own body. Gregor hates his job, which he finds meaningless. He feels his family uses him only to bring income to the house. Gregor feels numb to his own body and does not even notice when he begins to physically change. All of this leads to an isolation and estrangement from his life and his environment.