Character Role Analysis
Grete to Gregor
The similarities between Grete and Gregor's name suggest that they are more than just siblings – they are doubles who must duke it out for the status of favored offspring. As Gregor's status in the family declines, Grete comes into her own as a self-sufficient, mature young woman. While Gregor failed in finding a spouse, the parents have high hopes for Grete's marriage and the continuation of the family line.