The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Vermin
Religious Imagery
The Picture Frame
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Characters
Gregor Samsa
Gregor Samsa Timeline
Grete Samsa
Grete Samsa Timeline
Mr. Samsa
Mr. Samsa Timeline
Mrs. Samsa
Mrs. Samsa Timeline
The Cleaning Woman
The Middle Boarder
The Other Two Boarders
The Office Manager
The Maid
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
Morality and Ethics
Morality and Ethics Quotes
Transformation
Transformation Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Help, I'm a Bug
Help, I'm a Bug Flashcards
Help, I'm a Bug True or False
At Least, I'm Not Stuck in a Rug
At Least, I'm Not Stuck in a Rug Flashcards
At Least, I'm Not Stuck in a Rug True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching The Metamorphosis
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Turn and Face the Strange: Transforming The Metamorphosis
Courtroom Kafka: The Samsas Meet The Trial
Introducing Gregor Samsa, the Famous Traveling Sales-bug
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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