What worries Gregor the most about his transformation?

In The Metamorphosis, Gregor is most worried that his transformation into a huge insect will spell the end of his family's tranquility, prosperity, and happiness. He is not only the sole breadwinner for the family, but he has also been working to pay off his parents' debt to his boss. Now that he is unable to work, he fears that they will no longer be able to enjoy their retirement in peace.

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What worries Gregor the most about his transformation is that he will no longer be able to go to work and to support his family financially as he has been doing for several years. He knows that his parents are in debt to the chief of his sales bureau, and...

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What worries Gregor the most about his transformation is that he will no longer be able to go to work and to support his family financially as he has been doing for several years. He knows that his parents are in debt to the chief of his sales bureau, and he fears that creditors will, once again, come after his aging and ailing parents if he is no longer able to work to pay off their debts. To this end, he tells the manager who comes to his home to inquire about his lateness:

I am really so indebted to Mr. Chief—you know that perfectly well. ... I am concerned about my parents and my sister.

Gregor is not terribly concerned about what will happen to him, how his transformation into a giant insect will render any hope of interpersonal relationships utterly impossible, how his entire life will become constricted to the space of his room, how everything and everyone he cares about will become strange to him, and so forth.

Instead, he worries that his family will fall into poverty and that "all tranquillity, all prosperity, all contentment" will "come to a horrible end." In fact, he tries to prevent himself from being completely overcome by these frightening and tragic thoughts by crawling all over his room. Gregor's work has provided a lovely life for his sister and parents—they can have leisurely breakfasts, employ servants, and the like—and his biggest fear is that this will all come to an end.

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