The Metamorphosis Symbols & Objects

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Dung Beetle

The 'horrible vermin' that Gregor Samsa finds himself transformed into one morning.

Textile Samples

A collection of samples that is on the table that Gregor as a travelling salesman used in his job.

Picture

Taken out of an illustrated magazine, this picture is in a gilded frame on the wall. It contains a house and a woman in a fur hat and boa, raising a fur muff. This is the one item that Gregor later tries to salvage as Grete and his mother begin emptying his room.

Alarm Clock.

Sitting on his desk, the alarm clock is a symbol of the life Gregor leads. It rings each morning to get him up to go to work.

Train.

Gregor gets to work each morning by riding the train when he is in town.

Violin

Grete plays the violin. Gregor hopes to send her to the conservatory...

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