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

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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