Response:

As we read about in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” poor Gregor Samsa, a young, overworked
man who is trying to support his ungrateful family, awakens one morning to find that he has
turned into a giant beetle-like insect. Gregor’s family and employer are not, to put it lightly,
very sympathetic to his plight.
Imagine you awake on a typical school/work/etc day. You stretch, yawn, then slowly
begin to notice . . . you have transformed into a GIANT BEETLE OVERNIGHT!!!
Your task is to write a first-person narrative, beginning with the time you awake to find
you have changed into a you-sized beetle. Please respond to the following in your
response:

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