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Members of a family are often affected when something suddenly changes Family relationships and special bonds can be changed and sometimes even broken The attitudes of family members may be altered around the sudden change In Franz Kafkas The Metamorphosis a familys bond is broken apart by a sudden change in Gregor Samsa The author deals with changes in Gregor and within the whole family The familys attitude changes throughout the book Gregors sister Grete showed the largest change in attitude In the beginning she felt sorry for her unfortunate brother and she continued to show that she still cared about him She took care of him and fed him when no one else seemed to care After seeing her changed brother for the first time and being frightened by his appearance she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut again Grete still cared for her brother even though he had changed Grete feeling sorry for Gregor brought him an assortment of foods to find out which ones he liked She also wanted to help him out by removing the furniture from his bedroom so he could have more room to crawl around Eventually Grete began to feel annoyed and disgusted by the presence of her brother By not caring anymore she no longer fed nor acknowledged her brother Grete was the first to announce that the family needed to get rid of Gregor After his death she was content to go on with the rest of her life with out the burden of her brother Gregors mother had a very similar attitude towards the change in Gregor When she first saw him she had great sorrow In the beginning she refused to give up hope that Gregor would someday be normal again She showed her feelings by disagreeing with Grete when she wanted to remove his furniture She wanted the room untouched so that when Gregor
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