The Metamorphosis

by: Franz Kafka

Essay Topics

Writing help Essay Topics

No characters, Gregor included, try to determine how to cure Gregor. What does this suggest about Gregor’s transformation and how does it affect the reader’s interpretation of the story?

Kafka grants readers access to Gregor’s thoughts, but we only learn about other characters through what Gregor sees, hears, and infers. How does this perspective affect the reader’s understanding of the story?

How do Gregor’s feelings for his family change over the course of the story?

What is the major conflict in the story, and is it resolved by the end?

How is Gregor’s metamorphosis similar to Grete’s, and how does it differ?