The Metamorphosis | Study Guide

Franz Kafka

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Author

Franz Kafka

Year Published

1915

Type

Novella

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

In The Metamorphosis the third-person limited omniscient narrator focuses on the perspective of the protagonist, Gregor Samsa. The narrator knows and reveals Gregor's innermost thoughts and occasionally reveals the inner thoughts of other characters as well.

Tense

The Metamorphosis is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title of Kafka's novella, The Metamorphosis, references the metamorphosis, or change, Gregor Samsa experiences as he transforms from a human into an insect-like creature.

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