The Theme of Money in Volpone and The Metamorphosis
A look at Kafka and Jonson’s stories that show money as the main motivator of the actions by the characters, whether it is for good or bad.
Happiness of the characters in Volpone and The Metamorphosis depends on money. The characters in Volpone are only happy when another character is unhappy. Corbaccio, Corvino, and Voltore are only happy when they believe that they will inherit the fortune from Volpone…..In The Metamorphosis, the family is only happy when Gregor brings home money and when Gregor dies. While Gregor is working, he wants to be happy that his family is happy, but he is not happy because he has no life.