Write an essay identifying the following elements in Franz Kafka’s story The Metamorphosis:
Introduction: Identify your understanding of Kafka’s purpose. Why did he write this story? What issues does he explore?
Body paragraph 1: Define the concept of human nature. What questions
about human nature and assumptions about family does the text explore?
Body paragraph 2: What are the consequences of Gregor’s metamorphosis for the family and of their treatment of him?
Body paragraph 3: What other solutions were available to Gregor’s family?
Body paragraph 4: What is Gregor’s perspective? Does it change from the start of his metamorphosis to the
Body paragraph 5: Evaluate Gregor’s family’s response to him in terms of the values of integrity and community.
Conclusion: Given all of the above, what would you do if put into the same situation as Gregor’s family? Why?
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