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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis


by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. We can attribute parts of Gregor to his human and other parts to his animal side. Which theme is this? -> Man and the Natural World
2. At times he seems to be able to think abstractly about his condition (as an insect) in ways that sound rational, even if his condition is totally absurd. Which theme is this? -> Morality
3. Gregor’s literal transformation into a bug is actually a metaphor for -> Fear
4. Kafka draws attention to how people change under pressure. Which theme is this? -> Life, Consciousness, and Existence
5. Early in the novella, we learn Gregor wishes to -> Get married