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Unformatted text preview: no longer human, he is unable to escape from what he considers his family duty, his first thought is still about trying to make it to work on time, “For the moment, though, I’d better get up, since my train leaves at five,” (3). He even continues to try and appease them after they find out what has happened to him by remaining in his room and not being an eyesore. Only in the end when he hears his sister playing her violin for the guests is he reminded of his love for his family, mainly his sister. “He was determined to push forward till he reached his sister, to pull at her skirt and so let her know that she was to come into his room with her violin, for no one here appreciated her playing as he would appreciate it,” (45). This love for his sister and her music, paired with his newly acquired freedom, are the last ingredients in Gregor’s quest for his identity. With his newly found identity, he is finally able to die....
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- Spring '08
- The Metamorphosis, Gregor, Gregor Samsa