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The Metamorphosis | Study Guide

Franz Kafka

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The Metamorphosis | Part Summaries

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Part 1 (Gregor Wakes Up) Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, awakens one morning from a troubling dream to discover he is a hideous, insect-like ... Read More
Part 1 (A Visit from the Office Manager) As the family's concern grows, Gregor's office manager arrives to find out why Gregor missed the train to work. Gregor, ... Read More
Part 2 (A New Routine) After a long, deep sleep, Gregor awakens later that day to find that one of his legs, injured by his father, drags along... Read More
Part 2 (Gregor Reflects on His Family) Although Gregor can understand what his family says, they no longer speak to him, believing he cannot make sense of huma... Read More
Part 2 (Gregor's Mother Comes to His Room) While Grete tends to and cleans up after Gregor, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa avoid Gregor's bedroom for two weeks. Gregor learns ... Read More
Part 3 (States of Decline) Badly injured by the apple lodged in his flesh, Gregor can no longer scurry about his room. Instead, he crawls laborious... Read More
Part 3 (A Violin Performance) Gregor feels sad and lonely, yet perks up one evening at the sound of Grete's violin. The three boarders listen with int... Read More
Part 3 (Epilogue) The next morning, the charwoman shouts out to the sleeping parents and sister, "Come and 'ave a look at this, it's dead,... Read More
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