The Metamorphosis Characters

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Gregor Samsa

Gregor is a travelling commercial salesman for a textile company. He is supporting his parents and younger sister Grete. He was once a lieutenant in the army, and a photo of him is on the wall in his uniform with his sword. Gregor wakes to find that he is a dung beetle, although he has no way of knowing that simply by the amount of himself that he can see - the top half and his many legs. He sees himself as some kind of horrible vermin. He has an armor-like back with a brown colored belly which is divided by arches into sections that are stiff and slightly domed. His many legs are thin and wave about in a helpless manner as he lies there. His belly itches and when he looks at it, he can see that it has many little white spots on it...

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