Great Works of the Modern Era Final Essay
While Notes from the Underground and The Metamorphosis portray different social worlds, both share themes that capture the essence of life in the twentieth
century. Citing examples from both works, explore the themes of alienation, isolation, the increasing sense of vulnerability and personal smallness in the
face of ever expanding bureaucracies experienced by protagonists The Underground Man and Gregor Samsa, anti-heroes whose sensibility is nobler than the
worlds they inhabit.