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Franz Kafka was born in 1883 to a middle class family in Prague He was the eldest of 6 children Franz and his father had a strained relationship His father was a cutthroat business man Before Kafka focuses solely on writing he had many jobs as an employee in an insurance company a job he loathed His working schedule was grueling and unhappy similarly to Gregors in MetamorphasisGregor Samsa wakes up to find that he has been transformed into a giant insect Gregor briefly examines his new body but wonders only momentarily about what has happened to him His attention quickly switches to observing his room which he finds very ordinary but a bit small and a framed magazine clipping of a woman in fur hanging up on the wall Since he cant turn on his side Gregor cannot fall asleep so instead he begins thinking about his job He is a traveling salesman and he hates traveling because he dislikes worrying and getting up early Gregor wants to get up to go to work but suddenly realizes that he is already late and must have missed the alarm He cant call in sick because he has not missed a day of work in five years and it would look suspicious Gregors mother calls to him and he answers her noticing that his voice is changing Gregors father and Grete his sister realize that he is still at home and try to enter his room but he has locked his doors and they cant get in Gregor attempts to get out of bed but finds this very difficult He realizes that he is now very late and lies back hoping that some clear thinking will resolve the situation Suddenly the doorbell rings and the chief clerk comes into the apartment Angry that his firm sends the chief clerk himself if he is only a little late Gregor finally swings himself out of bedI think the
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