Metamorphosis test. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Metamorphoses

Metamorphosis test

It was only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could be sacked on the spot. But his sister was not there, Gregor would have to do the job himself. No sooner had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! Hardly aware of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he hurried under the couch. But that would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of service Gregor had never once yet been ill.

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The Metamorphosis Quiz

Metamorphosis test

And you're also well aware that we travellers spend almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very easily fall victim to gossip and chance and groundless complaints, and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing what caused them. But now, of course, he had far better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as great as that, caused himself no damage. Nothing would stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at him like a wild man. Half suffocating, he watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. Metamorphoses, poem in 15 books, written in Latin about 8 ce by. When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not understand everything the first time. Gregor did in fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual.

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Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Metamorphosis test

By the door there was a dish filled with sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He spent the whole night there. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily bleeding, deep into his room. So where are you going, in to the office? But the others didn't know what was happening, they were worried, that would excuse their behaviour.

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Metamorphosis test

Gregor was still there and had not the slightest intention of abandoning his family. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk too; you had to concede that it was possible. I'm sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room. So why did his sister not go and join the others? This morning, your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour that that could not be the right explanation. It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence and concentration. By now he had also calmed down, and kept quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying.

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Metamorphoses

Metamorphosis test

The washing up from breakfast lay on the table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of different newspapers. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about his room. At times like this he would direct his eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer to offer him. This section contains 141 words approx. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him in some other food that was more suitable? However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with some surprise.

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Metamorphoses

Metamorphosis test

Then he lay his head on the handle of the door to open it completely. But he soon drew his head back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the milk did not taste at all nice. First of all though, I've got to get up, my train leaves at five. That's when I'll make the big change. He did not have the slightest doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for travelling salesmen. He could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it should have been; it certainly must have rung.

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Metamorphosis test

For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring themselves to come into the room to see him. The light from the electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was dark. Some of the time he passed in a light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the greatest consideration so that his family could bear the unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to impose on them. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value - in order to see what had been happening there. He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to control.

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Metamorphosis test

They had realised, though, that there was something wrong with him, and were ready to help. Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had been lit in the living room. Gregor only needed to hear the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the chief clerk himself. It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching his legs as they struggled against each other even harder than before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing peace and order to this chaos. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could eat. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had threatened her and tried to bite her.

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