The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka with Stanley Corngold (Translator)

224 pages first pub 1915 (editions)

fiction classics literary magical realism dark reflective sad medium-paced

Description

"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It ...

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Moods

dark 70%
reflective 60%
sad 52%
emotional 32%
mysterious 25%
challenging 22%
tense 21%
funny 12%
adventurous 3%
inspiring 2%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 44%
fast 35%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 65% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 30% | No: 26% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 7% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.64

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