Thursday, January 30, 2014
Gregor and I
I didn't have trouble sympathizing with Gregor; I definitely felt bad for the bug/man. However, I don't think we have many similarities, and I feel like people usually sympathize with those they can relate to. I would never work in such a untrusting environment. I enjoy having freedom. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like growing up or moving to a different country where you're not free. A country like North Korea, Vietnam, or China, for example, where the government restricts the people by doing everything from monitoring the internet to killing those who betray or speak out against them. It's hard to imagine living a life like that, constantly in fear. I think Gregor was in fear like those in North Korea, Vietnam, and China today. He was fearful of his boss, his family, and to some extent himself. I think if he would have stood up for himself and showed a little more confidence, he wouldn't have turned into a bug. Instead, he let fear take over his life.