What I've seen up to this point in time is that there is both good news and bad news when we see the truth about ourselves. The bad news is that when it gets right down to it, we don't control the universe; the good news is, we are the universe, already whole within ourselves and infinite in our creative potential.
The story of The Double is a parable of how people can get caught up in the hamster wheel of modern existence -- cowed by authority, hierarchy, and external standards of worth into trying to please everyone around them, while not pleasing the most important person they have to live with: themselves.
A boy who changes into a giant insect. Talking jaguars who debate the philosophical implications of hunting -- and then go hunting anyway. A girl who runs away and becomes the leader of a group of monsters. That's the Kafka my kids discovered and made me realize the scariness, and the beauty, that had been there all along.