|Schulz and Kafka! Makes sense!|
Z said, "I hate cockroaches. What are they good for?"
I said, "Maybe they are food for other animals?"
S said, "Like flies."
Z said, "I'd rather have flies than a roach. What if you woke up and found you had become one?"
"Gregor," I said.
"In Kafka's story, "The Metamorphosis" Gregor wakes up to find that he has become a roach."
"A big one?"
"What happens at the end? Does he kill himself?"
I couldn't remember. I know Gregor dies. But how? I checked Wikipedia. It was vague. I think I remember the story being vague. I clicked over to Kafka.
Check this out--Kafka's tight place. It's what I've been thinking lately. My life is decidedly Kafkaesque, at the moment:
"In 1911, Elli's husband Karl Hermann asked Kafka to help him run the asbestos factory known as Prager Asbestwerke Hermann & Co. Kafka showed a positive attitude at first, dedicating much of his free time to the business, but later resented how this work encroached on his writing time."