Teacher Guide

The Metamorphosis Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Consider exploring more works by Franz Kafka, such as The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926), America (1927). Kafka's literary and philosophical influences include Anton Chekhov, Søren Kierkegaard, August Strindberg, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Heinrich von Kleist, and Octave Mirbeau. This group of writers and thinkers also influenced other modern writers of existentialist fiction, including Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus.

For more novels that imaginatively treat the themes of political and legal corruption and the absurdity of modern life, consider George Orwell's classic dystopian novels Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949), Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (1961), Kurt Vonnegut's ...

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