The Metamorphosis Summary
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a dark tale about a man who wakes from disturbing dreams to find he is living a nightmare. He finds that he is lying on his armor-like back. By lifting his head slightly, he can see that his belly is domed and brown, divided into segments by stiff arches. His legs, suddenly so many of them, are so thin and weak in appearance that he can hardly fathom how they would keep him up.
His room, though a bit small by most standards, looks the same as it did when he went to sleep. His material samples still lie on the table. Looking around, he can’t see any difference except for himself. He wants to go back to sleep and wake up normal, but he isn’t used to sleeping on his back and can’t imagine how to get himself over...
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Encyclopedia Articles (3)
868 words, approx. 3 pages
Metamorphosis, or a change in form, in biology means the transition from a larval stage to an adult stage. In most animals, embryonic development leads to the formation of a larval stage...
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A fertilized egg develops into an embryo. Sometimes embryos develop directly into adults. However, many species have an intermediate form between the embryo and the adult which is known ...
488 words, approx. 2 pages
In animals, metamorphosis is the change in structure from larva to adult. Examples of animals that undergo metamorphosis include insects, tunicates, and anurans (frogs and toads). Tunica...
Franz Kafka Biographies (4)
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Biography EssayFranz Kafka is one of the founders of modern literature. His claim to greatness includes his service in completely collapsing the aesthetic distance that had traditionally separated the...
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The Czech-born German novelist and short-story writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924) presented the experience of man's utter isolation. In his works man finds himself in a labyrinth which he will never under...
5,563 words, approx. 19 pages
One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, Franz Kafka penned novels and short stories that portray the bewildered alienation of modern society. His characters frequently find thems...
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Franz Kafka is one of the founders of modern literature. His claim to greatness includes his service in completely collapsing the aesthetic distance that had traditionally separated the writer from th...
Essays & Analysis (2)
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Plot and subplot
The plot of the story is set in 3 phases. Having established the opening revelation that "Gregor Samsa, awoke one morning from uneasy dreams" to find he has been transformed into a g...
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Symbolism in The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is rich in symbolism, which allows the readers to penetrate the complexity and mystery of work of art with a greater understanding and ...