Someone must have slandered Josef K., because without him doing anything bad, he was arrested one morning. "Like a dog!" he said, it was as if shame should outlive him. When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from restless dreams, he found himself transformed into a monstrous vermin in his bed. And it was like a confirmation of their new dreams and good intentions when, at the destination of their journey, the daughter was the first to rise and stretch her young body.