Existentialism in The Metamorphosis: Theme & Quotes


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Which of the following best defines Gregor's role in the family before the change in ''The Metamorphosis''?

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1. Why does Gregor's role in the family suddenly change in ''The Metamorphosis''?

2. How does Gregor's family react to his unfortunate circumstances in ''The Metamorphosis''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of existentialism in The Metamorphosis with this worksheet/quiz combo. Key topics include the initial role of Gregor Samsa in his family and the change he goes through in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be covered on the quiz:

  • Response of Gregor's family to his circumstances
  • Morality associated with Mr. Samsa
  • The way Gregor dies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on existentialism in The Metamorphosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gregor's transformation and the responsibility he has in his family before it happens
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Gregor's change and how it's connected to his family's reaction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gregor's death

Additional Learning

Use the accompanying lesson entitled Existentialism in The Metamorphosis: Theme & Quotes for more on the following:

  • Overview of existentialism in the novella
  • Metaphor in the story that reflects the author's life
  • The changes in Gregor's family