From Gregor's point of view in The Metamorphosis, what might be some positive aspects of his metamorphosis into an insect?

From Gregor's point of view in The Metamorphosis, one positive aspect of his metamorphosis into an insect is that he no longer has to go to work. Gregor is the family breadwinner and works as a traveling salesman. He hates his job, but now that he's a giant insect, he no longer has to do it.

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The chief positive aspect of Gregor's metamorphosis into an insect is no longer having to work in a job he detests. Gregor deeply hates and resents his job as a traveling salesman, which he keeps to help get his family out of debt. He dislikes being exhausted all the time...

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The chief positive aspect of Gregor's metamorphosis into an insect is no longer having to work in a job he detests. Gregor deeply hates and resents his job as a traveling salesman, which he keeps to help get his family out of debt. He dislikes being exhausted all the time from having to catch 5 o'clock a.m. trains, he dislikes the bad food he eats, and he dislikes not being able to establish relationships with a stable group of people. He also dislikes his boss.

Once he has become an insect—and his boss sees him and flees in terror—he no longer has to face the pressure of a dehumanizing job that seems to be killing him, body and soul.

Gregor is so wedded to duty that it is impossible to imagine him quitting the job under anything less than a dire circumstance, so the change into an insect was fortunate for him on that basis.

Further, Gregor's extreme dedication to duty and self-denial also means that he can't, under normal circumstances, accept the death wish he appears to have. Gregor does little to prolong his survival once he becomes an insect and is utterly passive about trying to reverse whatever made him become an insect. He accepts his fate with a depressed fatalism and seems to welcome death, which is speeded along by being injured with an apple lodged in his back. In fact, when he doesn't eat, he thinks:

he would sooner starve to death than call her [his sister's] attention to the fact

In a better world, Gregor would have gotten the counseling he needed to help him change his life, but given that in his time and place that was not an option, he found an escape route, albeit it a very sad one, through becoming an insect.

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On the face of it, there aren't too many positives associated with suddenly being transformed into a giant insect creature. It's not something that anyone in their right mind would ever want to happen. But in the case of Gregor, there are nonetheless a number of advantages to his new condition.

For one thing, he no longer has to work for a living. Prior to his metamorphosis, Gregor was the sole breadwinner for the Samsa family, so there was a big financial burden on his shoulders. But now that he literally cannot work, the rest of the family will have to start pulling their weight. Gregor's been supporting his family for too long; now it's time they supported him.

Specifically, Gregor no longer has to do a job that he's come to loathe. Working as a traveling salesman isn't for everyone, and it certainly doesn't seem to suit Gregor. When he woke up that fatal morning, he had to psyche himself up for another day of doing a job he hates. But once he realized that he'd been transformed into a giant insect, there must have been some relief that he'd have at least one day off.

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When Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find that he has changed overnight into a large insect, he struggles to figure out how to control his new body. He cannot move the way he used to, he can't make himself understood by his family, and he injures himself when he moves. He soon adjusts to his insect body, realizing he can walk on the walls and ceiling, and fall without injury. His teenage sister copes better with his transformation than his parents, and brings him the types of food she has found he prefers.

Gregor may indeed find some positive changes that go along with his transformation. For at least five years he has been the sole support of his family, working as a traveling salesman for a demanding supervisor. Since his father lost his business he has grown fat, old, and unable to work. Although at first his family was grateful that Gregor supported them they soon came to take him for granted. Gregor had no real life of his own. The picture frame in his room contained a photo of an anonymous woman he clipped from a magazine, and his mother tells his employer that Gregor spent what time he had at home reading the trade journals. Now, although his parents are afraid and disgusted by the sight of him, he is fed and does not have to work. His new body appears to heal more quickly than his old one, at least at first. When he sees his father after about two months, his father has apparently taken a job and is standing straight. His mother and sister are also employed. After an incident in which Gregor's father tries to kill him, his father seems to accept Gregor for who or what he now is. By the end of the novella with Gregor dead, the three remaining members of the family are in a much better state than they were when they let Gregor support them all; even his death as an insect has brought some positive aspects to his family.

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