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1OAkanji TMAllegory

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Oluwatunmise Akanji
Ms. Hudgins
AP Literature ­ 1
15 January 2015 Gregor’s Metamorphosis as Allegory An allegory is a story in which characters, events, and settings symbolize abstract or moral concepts from the real world. Using PASSAGES/QUOTES from the entire text as needed, explain the following allegorical connections to The Metamorphosis. In other words, explain how/when these ideas are developed in the text.

QUESTION

QUOTE FROM
BOOK

YOUR
EXPLANATION

CONNECTION TO
REAL WORLD:
Think of a real­world situation that relates to this/these idea(s).

The isolation of an individual results in a spiritual death that dehumanizes the lonely person. In what ways is Gregor
“dehumanized” by his isolation?
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To hell with that!”
(Kafka, 1915)

Gregor works with a company he does not enjoy because he wants to pay off his parents’ debt.
He works somewhere which provides no benefits to him.
Gregor is unhappy and stressed with his job as a traveling salesman and this makes him feel like a person that is being overworked. A banker who hates her job but does it to fend for her family.
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