On what page of "The Metamorphosis" does Gregor's father throw an apple at him? 

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At the end of chapter two (page 64), in the story “The Metamorphosis,” Gregor’s father begins throwing apples at Gregor. Although Gregor lived as a bug with his family for quite some time (by this point in the story), his family still feared him and believed that his actions could cause harm.

Due to their fear, Gregor’s father tried to force Gregor to retreat back to his room and leave his mother and sister alone. Although his mother and sister had been trying to help him by removing the furniture in his room, Gregor did not want to lose the belongings that brought a hope of transforming back into a human. As Gregor's thoughts reveal:

"Nothing was to be removed; everything must remain. In his condition he couldn’t function without the beneficial influences of his furniture."

As a result, he accidentally scared his mother and then, instinctively followed her out of his room to try to help her. Regardless of his good intentions, his father’s fear caused him to retaliate and throw apples at his son.

 

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