The Metamorphosis and other stories
Write a short essay of around 700 words in response to the following. Do not consult outside sources or each other. Work on your own, using Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and any material in this module as support. Be sure that you have a solid, defendable thesis statement toward the end of the introduction, which can be brief; focus in on your point quickly. Have a strong, analytic topic sentence that furthers your argument for each paragraph and avoid any sentence-level errors, particularly serious errors such as fused sentences or comma splices. Do NOT summarize; bring up the relevant points from the literature that support your thesis. Pay attention to the author’s language and use quotes to substantiate your claims. Be as specific as you can be. Follow MLA style. Evaluate the integrity of Gregor’s family in their response to Gregor’s transformation. You might consider the family’s relationship before Gregor’s metamorphosis. What are the consequences of Gregor’s metamorphosis for the family and of their treatment of him? What other solutions were available to Gregor’s family? The Book: The Metamorphosis and other stories / ISBN 978-I-59308-029-7 Publisher Michael J. Fine 1. clearly addresses the assignment requirements for the appropriate audience. 2. Supports purpose with relevant, sufficient evidence (including quotes with explication) and defines concept. 3. Analyzes how a literary work contributes to ideas about human nature and/or what it means to be a monster. 4. Applies the relevant tools of literary criticism (setting, character, point of view. 5. Unified, cohesive paragraphs with largely error-free sentences.