Expressionism Quotes in The Metamorphosis


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Which of the following is true of expressionism?

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1. In The Metamorphosis, what is Gregor's main thought after he wakes up as a beetle?

2. In expressionism, what is the purpose of exaggerating a character's reactions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Expressionism is a literary style that's used in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Quiz questions will assess your understanding of key points like the main ideas associated with expressionism and the first thought Gregor Samsa has when he realizes that he's been transformed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand these topics for the quiz:

  • The goal of exaggerating in the expressionist style of writing
  • Time period when expressionist literature developed
  • Gregor's feelings about his change and how they're related to expressionism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about expressionism in The Metamorphosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of using expressionism in literature
  • Making connections - use your understanding of expressionism to explain how it's evident in Gregor's initial reaction to his sudden change

Additional Learning

Find out more about the novella's literary style with the lesson called Expressionism Quotes in The Metamorphosis. You'll be exploring these topics listed below:

  • The major ideology of expressionism
  • Point of view with this style of writing
  • Expressionist examples from the story
  • Social commentary through Gregor's character