In Section One, when Mr. Samsa hits Gregor with a stick, can that symbolize Mr. Samsa taking away Gregor's authority?

In Section One, when Mr. Samsa hits Gregor with a stick, can that symbolize Mr. Samsa taking away Gregor's authority?

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I don't think Gregor had a lot of authority to begin with. I think the stick represents the deterioration of any family connection between Gregor and his father.