Alienation Essay

1032 words - 5 pages

The Hidden Parts
Everything is hidden. One watches the movies, reads the literature and even looks at the arts but does not really look at the true meaning behind all of this. The hidden theme. Alienation. “It is used to refer both to a personal psychological state and to a type of social relationship” (Kalekin, 1)
Many may have heard of Marx theory. Karl Marx, a well known philosopher in the twentieth century went and pursued his calling. “[His] works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes” (“Karl”, 1). Istvan Meszaros clearly states Marx theory on the origination of alienation in a way that no man can ever forget. “It must be made equally clear, however, that such ...view middle of the document...

The creature’s despair was intensified by the fact that he was abandoned by his own father, not only from society but from his family.
Another piece of literature that has the recurring theme of alienation is the novel The Metamorphosis written by the famous Frankz Kafka. The German word Kafka means transformation or change. This happens all throughout the novel. Gregor Samsa and the author, Frankz Kafka had a lot in common. What most readers do not find is that Kafka wrote the book based on his feelings of alienation and made it a theme throughout The Metamorphosis.
Kafka’s un attachment to many of his workers around him did not go unnoticed. Kafka was a German speaking Jew, and unfortunately Jews were abused and inflicted upon. He was alienated from his surroundings much like Gregor Samsa was alienated from the world that he knew but not necessarily loved. “His room, a regular human room, only a little on the small side, lay quiet between the four familiar walls” (Kafka, 12)
"He watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils” (Kafka, 29). At Gregor’s ‘death bed’ he realizes that he is rejected by his one and only loving sister, he is isolated from his family and soon realizes that his electiveness to society is starting to diminish.
“Beyond even the twisted notions of love… almost every protagonist suffer[s] from a severe case of alienation at the beginning of the film” (“Disney”, 1). Alienation is a recurring theme that unites all the Disney movies that children have grown up watching. From Beauty and the Beast to the well known princess, Cinderella, alienation is the theme that portrays their beginning stages of life.
From the romantic story of Beauty and the Beast, one can easily see the inner most story that is told. The tragic story of the beast is shown at the beginning. The darkness. The dismay....

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