Mr. Samsa says, "Come along, now, do. Let bygones be bygones. And you might have some consideration for me." What does he mean by this quote and "let bygones be bygones?" Use the story to support your thoughts in a paragraph with detailed evidence.

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Since the get-go of Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a “monstrous vermin,” his father, Mr. Samsa, has been rather unfeeling toward his son’s condition. Upon viewing his metamorphosed son for the first time, Mr. Samsa “knotted his fist with fierce expression on his face as if he meant to knock Gregor...

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Since the get-go of Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a “monstrous vermin,” his father, Mr. Samsa, has been rather unfeeling toward his son’s condition. Upon viewing his metamorphosed son for the first time, Mr. Samsa “knotted his fist with fierce expression on his face as if he meant to knock Gregor into his room.” Gregor’s transformation takes quite the toll on the Samsa family throughout the novella, and his death at the story’s conclusion is met with relief. In fact, Mr. Samsa’s reaction to finding his son’s body is: “Well... now thanks be to God.”

One of the major ways Gregor’s transformation affects his family is in terms of their finances. Gregor had worked as a traveling salesman as a result of his father’s failed business, but he is no longer able to be the family breadwinner after he is transfigured into a gigantic insect. After the change, both Mr. Samsa and his daughter, Grete, are required to get jobs, and the family is required to take in boarders as a means of extra income.

After Gregor’s death, just before speaking this aforementioned quotation, Mr. Samsa kicks out their lodgers and announces that he intends to fire their housemaid. Perhaps by asking his wife and daughter to leave the past in the past and saying, “you might have some consideration for me,” Mr. Samsa is implying that—while Gregor’s metamorphosis caused his family financial strain—the real culprit was himself.

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