The Metamorphosis

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  • "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense" (Kafka 94).
  • Basic Intro
  • Gregor Reflects On Life And Job
  • "...another five or six years I suppose...that's definitely what I'll do... that's when I'll make the big change" (Kafka 94).
  • Try's To Get Out Of Bed
  • In this scene "Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible creature" (Kafka 93). Gregor first believes he is in a terrible dream and goes back to sleep, but continues to think of work.
  • Scared to lose Job
  • "...you fail to carry out your business duties in a way that is unheard of...and nor is your position all that secure" (Kafka 102).
  • This is where Gregor reflects on his life. Gregor is not into his job, but he knows his family kind of relies on his paycheck. "...a strenuous career...traveling day in and day out...worries about making train connections, bad and irregular food...getting up early all the time...it makes you stupid" (Kafka 94).
  • Gregor Himself In Pain
  • This is were Gregor comes to terms with his monster form and knows he must try to get to work. "God in Heaven! It was half past six and the hands were quietly moving forward... had the alarm not rung...in fifteen years of service Gregor had never once been ill" (Kafka 95).
  • Gregor Opens The Door
  • This scene is when Gregor got out of bed because he is late for work. Since he was late, the chief clerk at his house and is threatening to fire him. Gregor is freaking out and says "I'll open up immediately...please don't make my parents suffer...you don't need to wait sir" (Kafka 102).
  • This scene is when Gregor forces himself to get up, he hurts his back, head and his jaw while trying to get the door to open with his teeth"He rested there a little while to recover from the effort involved and that set himself to the task of turning the key in the lock with his mouth...using the jaw...ignoring the fact that he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came from his mouth" (Kafka 103).
  • In this scene Gregor is able to open the door "Now he also saw him...he was nearest to the door...his hands pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by a steady and invisible force" (Kafka 105). Everybody freaks out when Gregor is finally revealed.
  • "Oh" (Kafka 105).
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