Quotes About Money in The Metamorphosis


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In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, why does the chief clerk think Gregor avoids showing up to work?

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1. How many years does Gregor anticipate needing to pay off his family's debt to his boss in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis?

2. In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, Gregor's family got so used to him bringing money home that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of the theme of money in The Metamorphosis will be quizzed with these materials. Topics include the reason the chief clerk thinks Gregor doesn't want to go to work and the years Gregor believes it will take to pay off the family's debt.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will address the following key points:

  • Gregor's family being used to him bringing home money
  • What happens due to the smaller house budget of Gregor's family
  • Financial plan of the Samsa family and why it's important

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about money in The Metamorphosis
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Samsa family's need for money and how it's directly connected to Gregor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the person who gets released due to the smaller house budget of the Samsa family

Additional Learning

You can study more about the novella with the lesson named Quotes About Money in The Metamorphosis, which will teach you about the following:

  • Gregor's thoughts about money after turning into a beetle
  • His conversation with the chief clerk about not showing up for work
  • How the members of Gregor's family start contributing financially