Evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, has been roundly mocked on Twitter after expressing his view on Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
Kafka’s 1915 fantasy novella tells the story of a salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to seek out himself all of a sudden reworked right into a ‘monstrous vermin’, generally interpreted as an insect, and the way Samsa struggles with this variation in situation.
Students and literary folks have since tried to analyse and interpret the textual content utilizing psychology and sociology in an try to decipher allegoric or symbolic meanings within the textual content.
The talk continues as to what Kafka meant to convey by the novella, which for a lot of literary critics is a part of the enjoyable.
For Dawkins, nonetheless, this facet has handed him by and he continues to be baffled and agitated by it, exclaiming on Twitter: “Kafka’s Metamorphosis is known as a serious work of literature. Why? If it’s SF (science fiction) it’s unhealthy SF.”