Marxism in “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka: A Marxist metaphor


  • Farjana Yasmin & Md. Abul Bashar Times University Bangladesh, Faridpur



Marxism, class struggle, bourgeoisie, proletariat, Capitalist society, transformation, economic position, production system, social inferiority


This article will pursue Marxism in relation to the literary work of Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”. Specially, the article will substantiate that while Kafka’s writing may not strictly agglutinate to any specific interpretation of Marxism, his explorations of the human condition bargain an idiosyncratic and insightful lens through which to view the doctrine. Ever since its inception, Marxism has had a discerning outcome on the way people think about and view the world around them.  The theory revolves around the idea that society is embodied by the forces of economic and political power. In this article, we explore the ways in which Marxism has subjugated our thinking in “Metamorphosis”. Throughout our research, we have been heavily obsessed by Marx’s concept of historical materialism and his analysis of capitalism and its effects on society. Though we now have a different perspective on how Marxism informs our thinking, we recognize the magnitude of his theory in informing our intellection of the world. Further, the article concludes by hitting of some ways in which Marxism can resort to the analysis of “Metamorphosis”.




How to Cite

Farjana Yasmin & Md. Abul Bashar. (2023). Marxism in “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka: A Marxist metaphor. Global Mainstream Journal of Arts, Literature, History & Education, 2(03), 1–6.