Food Symbolism in The Metamorphosis


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In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, who helps Gregor to learn about his new taste in foods?

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1. In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, what food item is used as a weapon?

2. In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, what is the connection between food and emotions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the symbolism of food in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. You'll be answering questions on key points like the character who helps Gregor discover his new food preferences and the food that's used as a weapon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be considered:

  • A connection between food and emotions
  • Gregor's opinion of the milk in the story
  • Why Gregor is offered a variety of foods to try

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symbolism of food in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis
  • Making connections - use your understanding of food in the story to explain how eating is connected to the characters' emotions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way food is used as a weapon at one point

Additional Learning

You'll be able to learn more with the accompanying lesson named Food Symbolism in The Metamorphosis. The following key points will be discussed:

  • Overview of what the story's about
  • Details about how Gregor eats his food
  • The foods he prefers after his metamorphosis
  • Analysis of the author's food symbolism in the story