The Metamorphosis Is About A Traveling Salesman Gregor Samsa

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Taylor Scott
Mr. Flora
December 16, 2015
Mid-Term

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is about a traveling salesman Gregor Samsa who was the money provider to his family, and was metaphorically transformed. "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vernin" (Kafka 538).The transformation that happens to Gregor affects everyone else he is connected with in one way or another, and brings his family into configurations with each other.
Along with Gregor’s transformation also came some transformations between his family members. The father who is retired, the mother who is more or less retired, and his younger sister Grete who is a teen that is not in school, and hopes she goes into a career of music one day. Gregor is a young man with a commercial travelers job. Even though he does not particularly like the job, he is working to pay off the debt of his family. When Gregor is transformed it tests the family ties between them. The family starts to despise Gregor all except Gregor’s sister. Grete who was the only one who truly cared for him, at least in the beginning was the only person who enters the room to come by and feed Gregor twice a day. The family is now faced with the problem of the lack of money since Gregor was the only member of the family that worked. Shockingly, the father had saved some money up which the family would be able to live off of for about a year. Also each member of the
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