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Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka Franz Kafka • May 18th, 2017 (Web edition)

Gregor, the main character of the story works as a traveling salesman in order to provide money for his sister and parents. He wakes up one morning finding himself transformed into an insect…

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Synopsis

Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up in his bed to find himself transformed into a large insect.

He looks around his room, which appears normal, and decides to go back to sleep to forget about what has happened. He attempts to roll over, only to discover that he cannot due to his new body—he is stuck on his hard, convex back. He tries to scratch an itch on his stomach, but when he touches himself with one of his many new legs, he is disgusted.

He reflects on how dreary life as a traveling salesman is and how he would quit if his parents and sister did not depend so much on his income. Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up in his bed to find himself transformed into a large insect. He looks around his room, which appears normal, and decides to go back to sleep to forget about what has happened. He attempts to roll over, only to discover that he cannot due to his new body—he is stuck on his hard, convex back. He tries to scratch an itch on his stomach, but when he touches himself with one of his many new legs, he is disgusted. He reflects on how dreary life as a traveling salesman is and how he would quit if his parents and sister did not depend so much on his income.

He turns to the clock and sees that he has overslept and missed his train to work…


About the Author

Franz Kafka

A German-language novelist and short story writer, 3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924, Austria.


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