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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense.


I am speaking here in the name of your parents and your employer, and I am requesting you in all seriousness for an immediate and clear explanation.

- The Manager [Chapter I]


He was a tool of the boss, without brains or backbone.


I only fear danger where I want to fear it.


That was something his parents did not understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life...

- Narrator [Chapter 1]


As he heard his mother’s words Gregor realized that the lack of all immediate human contact, together with the monotonous life surrounded by the family over the course of these two months must have confused his understanding, because otherwise, he couldn’t explain to himself that he in all seriousness could’ve been so keen to have his room emptied.


One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.

- Narrator [Chapter 1]


Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary?


The door could not be heard slamming; they had probably left it open, as is the custom in homes where a great misfortune has occurred.


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