The Metamorphosis (1912) by Franz Kafka

 

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, part one; Study Guide

Kafka's Metamorphosis: part one (notes); Quiz 1

Discussion questions:

  • Why has Gregor turned into a bug?
  • Might Gregor have unconsciously chosen this route?
  • What pressures in Gregorís life have driven him to such a desperate measure?
  • Did he have any other options?
     
    Look for clues in the details of the text for answers to these questions.

 

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, part two; Study Guide

 

 

Kafka's Metamorphosis: part two (notes) Quiz 2;  (Gregor Freaks Out

Discussion questions: 

  • Can Gregor be saved?
  • What habits drove Gregor into this terrible situation?
  • Has the metamorphosis changed his pattern of behavior?
  • How does the family adapt to Gregor's metamorphosis?


The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, part three ; Study Guide

 

Kafka's Metamorphosis, part three (notes); Quiz 3

  • What causes Gregorís death? 
  • Why has Gregorís radical strategy failed? 
    What was his original goal? Why did it go so terribly awry?
  • How has the family adjusted financially and emotionally to Gregorís strange transformation?