Choose an implausible or strikingly unrealistic incident or character in The Metamorphosis. How is the incident or character related to the more realistic of plausible elements in the rest of the work?

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The Metamorphosis is approximately half fantastic and half realistic. The combination places it within surrealism more than within horror. The fundamental premise is not possible: Gregor is the character most easily identified as fantastic. Because the entire story hinges on his transformation, many interpretations see the entire story as his dream. In this view, the unreal aspects are contextualized within an imagined...

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