Alternate Point of View Writing Exercise
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to consider the narrative from another character’s perspective
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.B
The Metamorphosis is told primarily from a third-person point of view focusing on Gregor Samsa and interspersed with his thoughts. Kafka focuses on Gregor’s internal experience of metamorphosis, but does not offer the reader access to the thoughts and feelings of his mother, father, or sister. Instead, the reader must extrapolate from their actions as they are described by the...
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