Writing About Point Of View
The point of view that is used in Franz Kafka's short story "The Metamorphosis" is that of a Third Person narrator. The narrator of the story is not a character who appears in the story, but is a witness to all of the events. The type of narration in "The Metamorphosis" changes once in the story. At the beginning of the story, the narrator is a subjective, limited
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be used in the story a situation might have been created where the reader would not have felt the sympathy for Gregor that was intended to be felt by Kafka. For example, if the narration would have been entirely omniscient, then the reader might have gained insight into the reason that the Samsa's felt ashamed of Gregor. If this would have occurred, the reader would have most likely lost the feelings of sympathy for Gregor.