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Goethe institute visit

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka via virtual reality.

On Friday, October 12th, our German B HL class went to Goethe Institut to experience and dive into the world of Gregor Samsa – the main character from The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – via virtual reality. 

I’ve never been there before, but after smelling the coffee from the on-site coffee place, I instantly knew that I’d be coming back. I’ve never tried virtual reality, either, so it’s safe to say that I was more than excited! Not to mention, I’ve read the Metamorphosis in Year 9 and deeply enjoyed the plot. 

When we were sitting in the library – which looked incredible, by the way – I already felt the warm and easygoing mood set in. The presentation about Franz Kafka was informative, impressive and intriguing; despite having read one of his books in the past, I haven’t found myself researching anything about him and why he wrote what he wrote. I guess it gave me more closure knowing more about his life and helped me understand.

Goethe Institute visit

The virtual reality was incredible, especially for my first time! Gregor Samsa’s life was illustrated perfectly, and I was lucky enough to be in it, even if just for seven minutes! I had funny gloves on as well as shoes, which looked like bug legs in the other world. The setting was Gregor’s small room, from which one could hear the cries and desperate parents hurrying their sons up. Everything looked old-fashioned and different to how it does today. The wallpaper in his room was falling apart, which I assume was a metaphor for his life. 

I sympathised with Gregor Samsa firstly when I noticed a Hans Christian Andersen book on his table and secondly when I looked into the mirror and freaked out at the horrific sight of a pale, skull-like and (frankly) horrendous, big bug. Whenever I moved my head I could feel the wires touch my shoulders (in real-life) and it felt like my bug antennas were touching me. It was terrifying but awesome nonetheless!

Julia Be.

  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit
  • Goethe Institute visit

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