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What other transformations are experienced in "The Metamorphosis" besides the...

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Posted November 13, 2008 at 5:21 AM via web

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What other transformations are experienced in "The Metamorphosis" besides the one experienced by the main character?

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lizbv | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 13, 2008 at 5:51 AM (Answer #1)

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Gregor's family also experiences a transformation as a result of Gregor's physical transformation, however their transformation, individually and as a whole, occur in the mental sense.  Gregor's family, up until this situation occurs, was completely dependent on Gregor, relying on him to work and bring home the money they needed to live.  Neither parent worked outside of the home and his sister really was in his care more in the sense that a daughter would look to a parent for support, emotional and financial.  When his family saw that Gregor could no longer continue working, thus no longer bringing home the much needed income, they were forced to find ways to survive without him.  This included finding work and even moving on with their lives at the end of the story.

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