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9373541 No.9373541 [Reply] [Original]

Was it a metaphor?

>> No.9373560

no

>> No.9373569

It doesn't really matter.

>> No.9373575

>>9373541
Capeshit of it's time

>> No.9373791
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9373791

Stop with these bait thread.

>> No.9374221

nope just a simple book about a man turning into a bug

>> No.9374228

>>9373791
is that motherfucking varg

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9374240

If it wasn't, how is he supposed to fight you with his metaphor-fists?

>> No.9374241

>>9373541
is this /lit/'s new equivalent to bane posting, roachposting?

>> No.9374246
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9374246

>represents for being Jew
pleb
>represents being gay
pleb
>represents being NEET
patrician

>> No.9374285

>>9374246
judy a qt

>> No.9374326

>>9373541
obviously, you sexless genderless identityless late stage capitalist insectoid

>> No.9374462

>>9373541
It literally says he has antennae

>> No.9374463

>>9373569

/thread

>> No.9374468

no he really was mothra

>> No.9374656

doesn't matter either way but yes he did

>> No.9374695

Are you the same guy who was commenting about this a couple days ago?

Fuck off, it wasn't a metaphor. And, yes, I know I'm (likely) vociferously jawing at bait

>> No.9375340

>>9374462
It literally says he has feelers. Learn German.

>> No.9375350

>>9375340
>Der Schein der elektrischen Straßenlampen lag bleich hier und da auf der Zimmerdecke und auf den höheren Teilen der Möbel, aber unten bei Gregor war es finster. Langsam schob er sich, noch ungeschickt mit seinen Fühlern tastend, die er erst jetzt schätzen lernte, zur Türe hin, um nachzusehen, was dort geschehen war.

Could also mean 'hands' or 'fingers' in this context

>> No.9375356

>>9375350
Bingo!

>> No.9375357

>>9375350
Why would he write that he has hands or fingers? He was a human, that would be redundant.
>I woke up one day and I had four limbs! And each limb had fingers or toes on the end!

>> No.9375371

>>9375357
We've found the new contender for /lit/'s most unsubtle reader.

>> No.9376029

>>9373541
No. It was all in his neural ganglions.

>> No.9376042

The metamorphosis is one of the first books i remember connecting with as a kid. What are some similarly dark, edgy works that really make you think? I havent found a book that stimulated me as much since.

>> No.9376052

>>9373541
no it was a metamorphosis

>> No.9376625

The book is a metaphor for becoming a NEET hikikomori

>> No.9376843

>>9376625
I thought the same. Try writing a story about a virgin shut-in neet and normies will never apreciate it. At least the bug thing makes it more strange and interesting.

>> No.9376882

>>9376625
Is this not the mainstream interpretation? I read this as a socially anxious teen shut-in and i didnt see any other possible metaphor.

>> No.9376900

>>9375350
Never heard of "Fühler" as a synonym for "Hand"

>> No.9377116

It's about depression you fucking autists.

>> No.9377344

>did he literally change form
yes

>does it have meaning beyond that
yes

things arent all black and white you autists

>> No.9377363

the bug is a metaphor for MY DICK

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9377370

>>9373541

>> No.9377371

>>9373541
A phrase that symbolically represents an idea.

There is some similarity between what is literally described and what is symbolically implied.

>> No.9377388

>>9373541
it's impossible to understand without understanding german humor

>> No.9377473

i ain't got any self esteem i'm gonna turn into a bug

>> No.9377478

That book is absolutely one of the most overrated pieces of art of all time. Almost no character develops. There's nothing unexpected or interesting. He just fucking dies.

>> No.9377605

>>9373541
>metaphor
*metamorphosis

>> No.9377710

>>9373569
That group hug on the metro to conclude (if i remember correctly) suggests otherwise, but This is the correct response.

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