The object of the prospectus is to elicit feedback from the instructor. Rough Draft due--bring two hard copies to class. A mid-process draft is the re-working or extension of the materials of the first draft. Now your essay should really take shape in terms of content and depth.
Avoid mere plot summary. This incident immediately creates a sense of unease and surrealism that causes the reader to question the reasons behind this implausible metamorphosis. A beetle is an insect that is near the bottom of the food chain.
Similarly, Gregor is a laborer near the bottom of the working class. He provides for his family in much the same way as an insect would provide for its nest or hive.
Even though he generously supports his family, they refuse to acknowledge, assist, or appreciate his efforts. The lack of interaction and affection between Gregor and his parents becomes highly apparent through the use of the beetle metaphor.
Beyond a paycheck, they cannot relate at all to each other, just as a beetle cannot relate or communicate with humans. Although she does not communicate directly with him, she demonstrates a slight measure of compassion when she brings him food and cleans his room. The relationship Gregor shares with his sister resembles the fascination that younger kids have with insects and bugs; a mixture of curiosity and revulsion.
Although Grete initially seems to relate to Gregor, like most children, she quickly loses interest in caring for him. She cleans and feeds him more out of duty than out of kind heart, and begins to see him as more of a pest with each day that passes. Like with most insects, as long as Gregor remains out of sight, his existence can be tolerated.
Once he leaves the hidden confines of his room, his intrusion creates chaos and disgust. It resembles the life of roaches, most homes have them, but efforts to destroy them occur only when their presence is detected.
Gregor exhibits a hard exterior like the carapace of a beetle. He does not let the lack of affection or concern affect him. He does not question his treatment by family members, nor does he attempt to change or remedy his circumstances.
He accepts his metamorphosis as readily as he accepted his station in life. Like an insect, Gregor worked for the survival of others, sought nothing more out of life than work, and accepted the insignificance of his life.
Gregor and the beetle become one, both past and present.AP Literature Open-ended Prompts () Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the.
Select one essay prompt and respond Family Ties One of the saddest aspects of Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” is the fact that Gregor genuinely cares about his family. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
Summative Essay. Choose. ONE. of the following topics to develop into an essay which includes evidence from the text. Use parenthetical documentation and include a work cited entry. Be sure to use proper MLA formatting on all aspects of the essay.
Is their metamorphosis perhaps more dramatic than Gregor’s?
5. What is the “unknown nourishment” Gregor actually craves (Kafka 45)? In other words, what do food and hunger allegorize in “The Metamorphosis”? - You should have an original title for your essay - These are prompts, designed to prompt you into thinking about your own.
In this lesson students will read the informational text The Life Cycle of a Butterfly by Lisa Trumbauer in order to understand the 4 stages of a butterfly's life. Students will use elements of nonfiction, such as photographs and diagrams, to aid in their understanding of the text.
The novella The Metamorphosis was written by Franz Kafka in It tells the story of the tragedy of a salesman, Gregor Samsa, who turned into a gigantic insect, but still possessed a human mind.