What does Gregor's father reveal about the family's financial status?What is Gregor's reaction when he learns the truth abut their finances?

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Gregor's father reveals that the family actually has enough money to live comfortably for quite a while. The fact that this money had not been mentioned before tells us that Gregor had no knowledge of it. When Gregor hears his father discussing this with the rest of the family, he is actually quite relieved to know that they have money with which to survive. His reaction fits the complacency with which he has come to live his life. He harbors no anger at his father; anger might have made sense, though, since Gregor had been working to pay off his father's debt.

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Gregor's father reveals that the family actually has enough money to live comfortably for quite a while. The fact that this money had not been mentioned before tells us that Gregor had no knowledge of it. When Gregor hears his father discussing this with the rest of the family, he is actually quite relieved to know that they have money with which to survive. His reaction fits the complacency with which he has come to live his life. He harbors no anger at his father; anger might have made sense, though, since Gregor had been working to pay off his father's debt.

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