Gregor's Mother in The Metamorphosis


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In ''The Metamorphosis,'' how does Mrs. Samsa attempt to protect her son when his supervisor arrives at their home demanding to know why Gregor is late to work?

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1. In ''The Metamorphosis,'' does Mrs. Samsa's reaction to Gregor's appearance as a giant insect change over time?

2. What serious medical condition does Mrs. Samsa have in ''The Metamorphosis''?

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Complete the worksheet and quiz about Gregor's mother in The Metamorphosis. The quiz questions revolve around topics such as a medical condition that Mrs. Samsa has and quotes dealing with Mrs. Samsa's desire to reunite with her son.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these tools is to help test your knowledge of:

  • How Mrs. Samsa tries to help her son when the supervisor arrives looking for him
  • Medical condition that Mrs. Samsa has
  • Mrs. Samsa's emotional state after Gregor passes away
  • Quotes about Mrs. Samsa's hope to reunite with her son

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how Mrs. Samsa's reaction to Gregor's appearance as a giant insect changes over time
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Gregor's mother in The Metamorphosis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Mrs. Samsa feels after her son passes away and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To review more about this character, have a look at the lesson called Gregor's Mother in The Metamorphosis. Use this resource to:

  • Determine the quality of Mrs. Samsa's voice when she first greets him
  • See how Mrs. Samsa initially reacts to seeing her son as an insect
  • Figure out who Gregor's mother protects him from