Read the small section titled “Translations: Franz Kafka” on pages 286 to the very top of page 288. Now that you have a deeper understanding of this story, please answer the questions posed at the end of this section – “how do these choices reflect in the translators’ attempts to explore Kafka’s implications as to size, the visual impact, and the “uncanniness” of the human turned animal?
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This is a pretty involved question for this space. Consider Gregor's apartment and then his bedroom. They become a microcosm of the world Gregor inhabited before his change, the furniture simply items to hide behind not being used in the traditional sense. Gregor becomes an animal both literally and metaphorically to his family.