Part 1, Division 1: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Gregor Samsa: the protagonist or hero of the story

Mr. Samsa: the protagonist’s father; an old man, described as having bushy eyebrows and black eyes

Grete: the protagonist’s younger sister; 17 years old, she plays the violin

Mrs. Samsa: the protagonist’s mother; she suffers from asthma and is anxious to please her husband

Anna: the 16-year-old servant girl

Chief Clerk: a bureaucrat representing the Chief

Summary
Although The Metamorphosis falls neatly into three parts, for the purposes of our discussion, we will divide the work itself into six parts. Part 1, Division 1 covers the...

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