OpenStudy (anonymous):

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1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Read the following passage and answer the question that follows: from Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1)One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. (2)"What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table -Samsa was a travelling salesman - and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer. (3)Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt before.

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

This passage reveals that Gregor is: - cruel - lazy - hardworking - passive

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I think it is passive or hardworking

1 year ago
OpenStudy (irrati0nal):

Well, to eliminate one of your thoughts, the passage doesn't really show anything about him being hardworking, rather, he's in a state of which he can't do too much. He knows that he can't do much in his current state, so he just goes with whatever happens.

1 year ago
OpenStudy (irrati0nal):

Just let me know if you're still confused.

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So he is passive

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I have another one, could you help me with the same passage?

1 year ago
OpenStudy (irrati0nal):

Sure.

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

How does the author create a sense of sadness about the situation? - He sets the story on a rainy day. - He gives Gregor an ordinary room. - He makes Gregor a textile salesman. - He has Gregor waking from a bad dream

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I think its A or D

1 year ago
OpenStudy (irrati0nal):

The surroundings are what create the mood for a story. With that said, I think you should be able to find which answer you need.

1 year ago
OpenStudy (irrati0nal):

Well, I suppose there could be two choices with what I said. The weather here is what affects the mood the most in this case.

1 year ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Ok thank you so much!

1 year ago
OpenStudy (irrati0nal):

You're welcome! Let me know if you need help with anything else.

1 year ago
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