ENGL 2210 World Literature II

"Metamorphosis" Essays

Read the essay writing instructions before you write your essay. Select ONE topic.
  1. Describe the changes in the relationship between Gregor and any ONE member of his family. How does the person's attitutde toward Gergor change through the three sections of the novel? Provide specific examples (no quotation).
  2. Gregor goes out of his room three times. Describe the behavior of each character at each time he goes out, and explain the motivation for that behavior. Provide specific examples (no quotation).
  3. Describe the similarity between the metaphor and Gregor's condition in the world that he lives in.
  4. Which of these critical interpretations of The Metamorphosis do you agree with? Explain your answer.
    1. It presents an example of psychological neurosis.
    2. It depicts the human condition in the modern world.
    3. It exemplifies existential philosophy.

Your essay should be no less than 350 words, and no more than 400 words. Indicate the number of words at the bottom of the essay.