When was The Metamorphosis Written?


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Why can Kafka's ''The Metamorphosis'' be considered an example of Expressionist literature?

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1. What family issue was present both in Kafka's life and ''The Metamorphosis''?

2. When was ''The Metamorphosis'' first written?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of the time period when Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis was written. For the quiz/worksheet, you'll be answering questions on key points like Expressionist literature and how it relates to the story and an issue in Kafka's life that was also present in his work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Year when the novella was first written
  • Kafka's work life and how it helped his writing career
  • How his work influenced the story

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the time period when The Metamorphosis was written
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Expressionist literature to explain why The Metamorphosis is classified as such
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way Kafka's job influenced his writing

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the lesson called When was The Metamorphosis Written?. The following topics will be discussed in detail:

  • Overview of the story and Kafka's writing career
  • The first story he wrote as a breakthrough
  • Some details about his job as an insurance agent
  • Analysis of a major theme in most of his writings