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Theoretically there is a perfect possibility of happiness: believing in the indestructible element in oneself and not striving towards it.
''One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.''
On the surface, the simplistic plot, apparent lack of imagination with regard to the syntax, and the largely flat characters tend to drive the reader away. However, when one looks just a little deeper, Kafka’s whole world of fear and isolation opens up before his eyes.
by Franz Kafka
A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one’s acts.
"In a Kafkaesque touch, [Dr. Andrej Holm's] lack of a cellphone -- hindering the efforts of German authorities to track him -- is deemed 'conspiratorial behavior'." — Neil Smith
Kafkaesque: Complex or illogical in a bizarre, surreal, or nightmarish manner.
After the Czech author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who depicted such fictional worlds in his novels
The novella usually focuses on a limited number of characters, a relatively short period of time, and a single chain of events.