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Biography of Franz Kafka

A cultural connection to Franz Kafka's book, "The Metamorphosis."
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Biography of Franz Kafka Mark Han September 15, 2012 IB Prep English II Creighton 3 Life's Journey Franz Kafka's Impact on Literature The Metamorphosis His Works Childhood Frank Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague, Bohemia (Czech Republic)

He was born into a middle-class, Jewish, German speaking family

His family consisted of a mother, a father, three sisters, and two brothers

His brothers both died in infancy

He had many conflicts with his father that had to do with Kafka's love for literature and pursuit for writing Franz Kafka's Dad made a big impact on his education by trying to force him to quit literature and pursue business or another occupation that could be useful

He attended Deutsche Knabenschule, a school for the elementary school boys in Prague, for primary school

He finished his secondary school and graduated from Altstädter Gymnasium

Attended the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague where he met Max Brod

First studied chemistry but after two weeks, he switched to study law

He graduated from Charles Ferdinand University of Prague and obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on 1906 Education Franz Kafka's first job was at an Italian insurance company, which he quit after a year because it interrupted his time to work on his writing

He later started working at the Worker's Accident Insurance Institute for the Kingdom of Bohemia

Kafka's love for literature and writing did not falter; he wrote many pieces of writing in his free time but none of

In 1917, Kafka began to suffer from tuberculosis

He also suffered from clinical depression and social anxiety throughout his entire life

After his tuberculosis got worse, he moved back to Prague in hopes of gaining his health back but past away on June 3, 1924 in Kierling, Austria

He might not have been famous when he was alive, but his friend Max Brod helped Kafka get his books published. Brod was the one who convinced Kafka that his writing pieces were interesting and published them after the Kafka's death Later Years Letter to My Father The Trial Franz Kafka was the author of The Metamorphosis

The reason Kafka wrote The Metamorphosis was to show the relationship between him and his father and reflect the negative aspects of his life

The relationship between Gregor and his father is almost equivalent to the relationship between Kafka and his father

Hermann, Kafka's father, viewed Kafka as a failure and constantly yelled at and abused him, which is similar to how Mr. Samsa treated Gregor Connection to The Metamorphosis A few of Kafka's works were destroyed before they were published by him because of his lack of confidence and personal misgivings about his work

Even though a a few of Franz Kafka's works were destroyed, the ones that are out there made an impact on literature we know today

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