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This surrealistic quote could potentially outline the theme of emotional deterioration in the story. In society bugs are regarded as insignificant creatures; pest whose lives are taken without thought. The rigor of Samsa's occupation becomes unfulfilling, making him feel that his significance to society relates to that of an insect.
Gregor waking up as a bug
Is this still my father?
The theme of change, or metamorphosis, that outlines the plot of the story may not involve Gregor, but rather explain a change in Gregor's family. Perhaps Gregor was dead at the onset of the story (due to stress/suicide), and his life as an insect was how he sadly observed his family his family going down the same same destructive path as he did.
...Gregor!! Get in your room vermin !
They viewed Gregor as an example of what would happen if they let the idea of working for wealth consume them. Their eagerness for Gregor's death could have resulted from their eagerness from change, and the relief of Gregor's observational duties.
This scene expresses the final stage of the metamorphosis, and exemplifies the theme of change for the better. After Gregor died the family started to change their stressful lifestyle.
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