Discuss your reaction to this story. Here are some questions to guide your thinking:
- What do you feel the theme of this story is?
- What is the relevance of this story in today’s culture when there seems to be a battle between capitalism and socialism?
- What role does society have in Gregor’s fate?
- Other than sociological criticism, what other literary criticisms do you think best apply to the story?
- What else stood out to you or impacted you in this story?
Do not think of this assignment as a series of questions that must be answered. Instead, ask yourself questions simply as idea starters that will help you formulate your response.