Kafka’s The Metamorphosis

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Assignment # 1

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Make sure that you include the signal phrase (title of text and full name of author) in your opening paragraph, and that you directly reference the text with at least one quote, properly formatted for MLA.

Write a one (1.5) page paperwith clearly defined terms, topic, and developed thesis sentence in which you consider yourself to be one of the characters in Metamorphosis, identifying more with Gregor (feeling lowly and helpless), Grete (making the best of a bad situation and growing in the process), or the cleaning woman (matter-of-fact and contemptuous toward Gregor). Describe how you would deal with the situation as one of those characters.

Assignment # 2

Write a one (1.5) page paper

Explain why you believe that Franz Kafka, in his novel The Metamorphosis, chose to depict Gregor’s transformation as a physical change into a complete other being, rather than a human disability, handicap, depression, or mental illness with which we are more familiar.

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