The face of the faceless: a comparative study of franz kafka's metamorphosis and anuradha roy’s the folded earth

Research Article
B.Vivilia Arivu Mani* and Dr. M. Kannadhasan
Franz Kafa, Anuradha Roy, Oppression, Metamorphosis, The Folded Earth, Gregor Samsa, Cultural, Social Dynamics, Grief, Loneliness, And Subjugation.

This paper deals with the phenomenon of disfiguration in the context of Franz Kafa and Anuradha Roy’s protagonist of the peculiar aesthetics of formlessness and about broken identity of the faces who suffered brutally in the oppression of the authority.  Metamorphosis is the story of Gregor Samsa, who one morning awakens to discover that he has been changed into a massive insect-like creature. The narrative centers on Gregor’s challenges adjusting to his new physical form and his family’s responses. The Folded Earth is the narrative of a young woman named Maya, who following her husband’s death, relocates to a secluded mountain village in the Indian Himalayas. Maya navigates the cultural and social dynamics of the community she now calls home, while dealing with grief, loneliness, and the complexities of relationships in the strange settings. This paper compares the characters Gregor Samsa from Metamorphosis and Maya from The Folded Earth and how these two characters search for their identity in the subjugation of authority.