The Metamorphosis Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gregor makes an eloquent speech about the hardships of a traveling salesman when the Chief Clerk visits his home. To what extent has Gregor's job disabled him from having a fulfilling life? Think in terms of Gregor's family, friends, and relationships with people. Use examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

In each of the three parts of The Metamorphosis, Gregor leaves his room only once. Each time Gregor leaves his room he is forced back into his room. Construct a thesis that links these three events together using specific examples from the text. What is the significance of these three occurrences in the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Gregor lives in a dark universe where all of his most irrational thoughts are manifested to be true. Substantiate this statement to be true or false. Using specific examples from The Metamorphosis, prove or disprove this statement.

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