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Symbolism in The Metamorphosis

As you no doubt can tell by now, The Metamorphosis is a highly symbolic text. Identify the following symbols to determine their
meaning.

SIGNIFICANCE IN THE STORY/ WHAT IS IT SYMBOLIC OF
WHERE DOES IT APPEAR IN THE
(in relation to existential, surrealist and/or modernist
TEXT (in what context)?
ideology) ?

“MONSTROUS
VERMIN” OR BUG

DOORS AND WINDOWS

FOOD

THE APPLE
PICTURE OF THE GIRL
IN GREGOR’S ROOM

THE DAD’S NEW
UNIFORM

BLINDNESS,
NEARSIGHTEDNESS

THE LODGERS
Themes in The Metamorphosis
MATTER (in relation to existential, surrealist
THEME SAY (quote) MEAN
and/or modernist ideology) ?

Transformation

Economic
effects on
human
relationships

Family duty

Alienation /
Isolation
Freedom and
escapism

Guilt

Personal
identity

Society & Class