Study Guide

The Metamorphosis Characters

By Franz Kafka

Gregor Samsa

Let's take a look at two ordinary young men. Both of them are hardly chick magnets. Neither of...

Grete Samsa

The first time Grete, Gregor's sister, appears in the story, we don't see her. Like the other...

Mr. Samsa

Mr. Samsa, Gregor's father, looms as a domineering figure in the novel. With Gregor...

Mrs. Samsa

Mrs. Samsa is the sympathetic yin to Mr. Samsa's domineering yang. She's constantly proclaiming...

The Cleaning Woman

The cleaning woman seems to be a relatively minor character in the novel. In Part Three she comes...

The Middle Boarder

The middle boarder appears to be the leader of the three boarders who room at the Samsas' home....

The Other Two Boarders

The other two boarders don't do much except nod and follow the middle boarder's lead. They're the...

The Office Manager

The office manager makes a brief appearance in the beginning of the story. He's really only in...

The Maid

Before the cleaning woman arrives, the Samsas have a maid, a frightened young woman who spends...