by Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis Quotes
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Man and the Natural World Quotes
He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little, he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off com...
Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams [...] "What's happened to me?" he thought. It was no dream (1.1-2)
Morality and Ethics Quotes
[The picture] showed a lady done up in a fur hat and a fur boa, sitting upright and raising up against the viewer a heavy fur muff in which her whole forearm had disappeared. (1.2)
When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. (1.1)
On the wall directly opposite hung a photograph of Gregor from his army days in a lieutenant's uniform, his hand on his sword, a carefree smile on his lips, demanding respect for his bearing and ra...
His room, a regular human room, only a little on the small side, lay quiet between the four familiar walls. (1.2)
With a hostile expression his father clenched his fist, as if to drive Gregor back into his room […] (1.25)
Society and Class Quotes
Over the table, on which an unpacked line of fabric samples was all spread out – Samsa was a traveling salesman (1.2)