Essays Tagged: "Beetle"

"The metamorphosis" by Kafka

and alienation are at the heart of this surreal story of a man transformed overnight into a kind of beetle. In contrast to much of Kafka's fiction, 'The Metamorphosis' has not a sense of incompletenes ... g her play an impromptu recital. She begins to play the violin, and Gregor, his transformation into beetlehood nearly complete, finds himself drawn to the music, putting aside any human feelings of co ...

(7 pages) 338 0 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


ow many animals, birds, reptiles and fish feed on this endless supply of insects all over the world.Beetles.Most beetles have two pairs of wings. Underneath the first hard pair is another delicate pai ... o pairs of wings. Underneath the first hard pair is another delicate pair. You can see these as the beetle flies around. When the beetle lands, the second pair folds away. The first pair then closes d ...

(2 pages) 150 5 3.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Scarlet letter

ready marked with weather-stains and other indications of age which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front." The iron on the prison is rusting and creates an overall appearance ...

(27 pages) 197 2 4.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka.

y whose opening line finds the main character awakening to find that he has been transformed into a beetle-like insect. In reading the story I didn't find it to be in any way amusing or comical. Inste ...

(5 pages) 100 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Metamorphosis", by Franz Kafka.

m.Gregor Samsa is a hardworking, under appreciated sales lackey whom one day transforms into a huge beetle. His transformation leaves him socially and physically helpless. Even his own family is start ... d endings out of all the books read my junior year. To sum it all up, Gregor, having become a giant beetle, dies of starvation, but his family no longer needs or misses him. His Mother and Father go o ...

(2 pages) 65 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Nabokov's Interpretation of the Metamorphosis

ry provided by the Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov suggests that it is Gregor who is a human in a beetle's disguise, while those around him are the vermin. .Gregor Samsa lives what is described ... g clues from the story, however, Nabokov suggests that the vermin is a "...brown, convex, dog-sized beetle..." (6), which looks something like this:This rough sketch helps the reader to visualize ...

(6 pages) 57 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Metamorphosis by Kafka

In The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Gregor Samsa transforms from a businessman into a human-sized, beetle-like creature unexpectedly overnight. His family finds him to be grotesque, and they immediat ... rrier that forces him into a prison-like isolation, and brings about his despondence and death.As a beetle, Gregor feels the need to hide from his family in order to be with them without frightening t ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Water Penny Beetle

The Water Penny BeetleThe insect I'm doing for my project is the Water Penny Beetle. The phylum of this insect is Ar ... peda. The class is Insecta, the order is Coleoptera, and the family is Psephenidae. The Water Penny Beetle has extended flanges which resemble suction cu[s and have five pairs of finger-like gills on ... al with soft bodies measuring from 4.5 to 6 millimeters in length.The life cycle of the water penny beetle lasts from 21 to 24 months. They deposit between 400 to 600 eggs in a 5 centimeter square pat ...

(1 pages) 23 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Metamorphosis: Commentary

out the world and the society we live in. The story is about a successful salesman who turns into a beetle overnight and the books shows how opinion of the people around him such as his family changed ...

(1 pages) 28 0 4.2 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A character sketch of Gregor from the story "Metamorphosis"

xperience much of life. He took his work very serious.When Gregor was transformed into an insect, a beetle, he lost his job. The office manager told him he no longer had a job. Gregor couldn't work be ...

(2 pages) 31 2 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Case study: The Bettle Cars (solving problems regard target market and market positioning)

SBU LEVEL CASESituation AnalysisEnvironmentVolkswagen experienced success with cars such as Beetle, Golf, Karmann Gia sport coupe and Microbus during 1950s to 1970s. However during the late 19 ... ars during 1982 and government environmental legislation also affected VW America's sales since its Beetle cannot comply with the legal requirements. At the mean time, Japanese brand cars penetrated t ...

(8 pages) 175 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Forensics - A Case scenario : Various Problems With Decomposed Bodies

that are most important to forensic entomology are from the "orders Diptera (flies) and Coleoptera (beetles)" (Amendt, Krettek & Zehner, 2004)Identification:In this case the (young females) body i ... on.References:Australian Museum online. (2003) 8th September 2005Australian Government: Department of Agriculture, Fisher ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Dramatic Change: Brief overview of "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka

cause a person to change over time, just like Gregor suddenly woke up completely transformed into a beetle. His family was completely dependent on him before the metamorphosis, because he worked just ... Gregor after she suggests to her parents that they should get rid of him, and refuses to admit that beetle- like monster is her brother. She believes it will cause her parents to die and will keep tor ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Investigating Structures

ect, but do not eliminate.Dry wood resists decay, and is less likely to be infested by woodworm and beetle. It might be damaged by rain and heat then. It is also cheap and recyclable and you can get i ...

(4 pages) 23 1 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Marketing of the New Volkswagen Beetle

Problem StatementVolkswagen has to reintroduce the Beetle in order to revive sales. However, given the past success of the Beetle as well as the curren ... olkswagen is faced with the difficult task of deciding what really is the target market for the new Beetle.Situation AnalysisCustomers - The younger generation would appreciate the Beetle the most, bu ... eciate the Beetle the most, but they are the ones that cannot relate to the emotional bond that the Beetle is trying to revive. The older generation may prefer cars with more seating such as mini-vans ...

(3 pages) 85 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies


has certain physical features of an insect. Literary buffs argue that this creature is more like a beetle. His parents are in a considerable amount of financial debt. His parents are dependant on Gre ...

(1 pages) 256 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


periences in it's long life-span. There were many great cars produced and designed, for example the Beetle. The marketing section of this company has been through lots of hard work to make it's compan ... ere is one car that has been through all the stages of the product life/fashion cycle, which is the Beetle. The idea of the Beetle was originated from Adolf Hitler in 1942 in Germany. Hitler wanted to ...

(7 pages) 12 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Gregor And Family

and has changed into a monstrous vermin. This monstrous vermin form is more likely to be of a giant beetle. Gregor Samsa's transformation in form disgraces his family and allows himself to be an outsi ...

(2 pages) 367 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Discuss Kafka's use of animal and food metaphors in Die Verwandlung

; and a “Käfer”, and from the descriptions given it is hard to picture him. But what beetle-like creature is so big that it cannot fit through a door frame? The fact that we are only gi ... te from our lives, and we accept them as characters in a fantasy world. A man who is turned in to a beetle overnight could easily be a fairy-tale theme, but the difference in Die Verwandlung is that t ...

(7 pages) 9 0 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

marketing plan for Volkswagen bettle

Marketing Plan for Volkswagen Beetle1.0 Executive SummaryObjectivesVolkswagen is a subsidiary of Volkswagen group, a German automo ... rketing plan is to identify the marketing analysis and determine marketing strategies of Volkswagen Beetle 2012 in the automotive industry. Profit maximization in sales market is the objective of Volk ... y, the vehicles were built as affordable fuel efficient vehicles for people during 1930's. In 1938, Beetle was the first vehicles introduced to people and become recognizably by today.Organizationally ...

(15 pages) 4 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing