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The short story "The Metamorphosis" details the effects of Gregor Samsa's transformation into an insect but does not give a explanation for this change. Why do you think this is? Is it effective story-telling?

The short story "The Metamorphosis" details the relationship between Gregor Samsa and his family. How do these relationship progress from before his transformation to the end of his life? What does their interactions say about the characters of his mother, father, and sister?

In his writings, Franz Kafka uses several short pieces or parables that illustrate one major point. Is this effective? Why or why not? Does the briefness of these selections draw the reader's attention to the main point or detract from it? Why or why not?

How do Franz Kafka's writings examine human nature? For example, in stories like "The Problem of Our Laws" and "The Emperor", what does he imply...

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