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The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

As Gregor Samsa wakes up to find himself turned into a giant insect, the reader is plunged into Kafka's bizarre world where fantasy and reality are one. The main theme of this work 葉he alienation of the individual擁s revealed as Gregor faces the disgrace he brings to his family and the experience of being an outsider in his own home. Kafka's meditation on issues of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation is a masterpiece of the novella form.

Related Readings

from "Letter to His Father"様etter by Franz Kafka

from Letters to Felice用ersonal writings by Franz Kafka

"Duration of Childhood" and "Portrait of My Father as a Young Man"用oems by Rainer Maria Rilke

"Gaston"耀hort story by William Saroyan

from Notes from the Underground容xcerpt from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Study Guide


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