AGENDA
 Short Story Discussion:
 “Metamorphosis”
 Questions
 QHQ
 Themes and Characters
Summary Chapter 2
Chapter 2 starts the day after
Gregor undergoes his
metamorphosis. The first hints of
loneliness overtak...
Group Discussion
Questions for Thought
 Grete’s character undergoes a dramatic change in this section.
Trace the changes that highlight th...
Themes and Characters
 Alienation
 Father-Son
Antagonism
 Escapism
 Isolation
 Self-sacrifice
 Betrayal
 Gregor Sam...
HOMEWORK
Read The Metamorphosis Chapter 3
Post #21: Choose 1
 Discuss the three bearded lodgers. What is
their purpose in...
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  1. 1. AGENDA  Short Story Discussion:  “Metamorphosis”  Questions  QHQ  Themes and Characters
  2. 2. Summary Chapter 2 Chapter 2 starts the day after Gregor undergoes his metamorphosis. The first hints of loneliness overtake him when neither his sister nor his parents come to visit him. However, his loneliness is replaced by elation when his sister Grete makes an effort to visit him. Despite Gregor’s drastic change, Grete’s compassion for Gregor remains.
  3. 3. Group Discussion
  4. 4. Questions for Thought  Grete’s character undergoes a dramatic change in this section. Trace the changes that highlight the changes in her attitude, character, and personality. Can feminist theory help explain her behavior?  Gregor refuses to part with the picture of the woman wrapped in furs on the wall. Why is it important? Explain its symbolic meaning.  In this section of the story, Gregor’s sense of guilt is highlighted. Use Psychoanalytic theory to explain Gregor’s guilt. Consider how his lingering guilt affects his state of mind and his feelings toward his family.
  5. 5. Themes and Characters  Alienation  Father-Son Antagonism  Escapism  Isolation  Self-sacrifice  Betrayal  Gregor Samsa  Grete Samsa  Mr. Samsa  Anna Samsa  The Chief Clerk  Three Lodgers  Charwoman
  6. 6. HOMEWORK Read The Metamorphosis Chapter 3 Post #21: Choose 1  Discuss the three bearded lodgers. What is their purpose in the story?  It is clear from the outset of Part 3 that Gregor is dying. How much of his physical decline is his own doing, and how much of it is caused by outside factors?  Contrast Gregor’s state of mind at the beginning of this section to right before his death. What incidents or events cause a change in Gregor’s attitude and thinking? Are Gregor’s thoughts rational and clear, or are they blurred and irrational?

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