The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka about Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic bug. Speaking through the door, he argues with his family and his boss, who says he will be fired for not coming to work. Eventually they see Gregor and are horrified. They continue to feed him in his room and, one day after scaring off some lodgers, Gregor realizes he is a burden on the family and dies. The family is relieved and moves on.

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