A retail clerk in a clothing business
A traveling salesman who sells pharmaceuticals.
A traveling salesman who carries fabric samples
The woman is wearing a second skin.
The woman is wearing a second skin, and is a symbol of how pathetic is life has become.
The woman is his dream date.
His mother resembles this woman
Gregor's parents' debt is not being paid off fast enough.
Gregor has been late to work too many times.
Gregor is about to lose his balance.
The company has been unhappy with Gregor's work.
Loner who is obsessed with train schedules.
A carefree lieutenant who demands respect for his position.
Someone who hasn't been well for the last few days.
A gifted picture framer.
He has numerous, pitifully thin legs.
His voice has become loud and shrill.
His stomach is covered with itchy white spots.
The bottom of his feet are sticky.
He no longer has teeth.
His mother runs screaming from the room, his father strikes him with a cane, and the chief clerk knocks over a coffee pot.
His sister faints, the chief clerk runs from the apartment, and his father pushes Gregor back into his room.
The chief clerk screams, his mother knocks over a coffee pot, and his father rushes to help his wife.
The maid rushes out, the chief clerk follows her, Mr. Samsa strikes Gregor with his cane.
Mr. Samsa covers his eyes and sobs while Mrs. Samsa sits down on the floor in shock and horror.
He's been under a lot of stress.
He must be coming down with a cold.
He must be having a nightmare.
Traveling constantly is starting to get to him.
He is still feeling the effects of the drinks he had last night.
He doesn't want to have to search for a new job in his present condition.
His mother and sister will have no support.
The family's life style will be compromised.
He must continue to pay off his father's debt to the company.
Down deep, he really loves the thrill of traveling every week.
A short story.
A work of fiction that takes place in Russia in 1910.