Study Guide

The Metamorphosis Three Act Plot Analysis

By Franz Kafka

Three Act Plot Analysis

Act I

Gregor wakes up one morning and discovers that he's been turned into a bug. His family and acquaintances are shocked and repulsed.

Act II

The family adjusts to life with Gregor, who remains confined to his room. However, Gregor periodically escapes from his room and has to be chased back by his father.

Act III

After his last escape, Gregor dies in his room. The Samsas take the day off and celebrate with an outing in the country. Woo!