Write an essay in which you examine the relationship between the life and work of Franz Kafka, particularly
as it relates to his writing “The Metamorphosis.” Research the major events of Kafka’s life and descriptions
of what is known about his personality and character, then think about how his life may have influenced the
creation of “The Metamorphosis.” In your essay, explain how you think an artist like Kafka could have
written such a creative, insightful, and unconventional story as this.
This is a documented essay, so make sure you cite sources for all of the information you use—from
appropriate books, subscriber database articles, academic journals, and/or Internet sites. Before writing
this essay, make sure you have not only read “The Metamorphosis,” but that you have also familiarized
yourself with the assigned course materials (videos, lecture notes, etc.) on Kafka and his fiction. Use these
materials to inform your discussion.You are required to cite at least three sources of credible information
about Kafka–in addition to the text of “The Metamorphosis” itself. These may include books or reference
articles about Kafka, critical essays about him, and/or relevant websites on his life and work. You may cite
the course videos in your essay, but if you choose to do so, you must also cite at least three other sources
in addition. Each source must be cited at least once in the essay through correctly formatted parenthetical
citations, and a Works Cited page listing all required publication information about each source must be
included.This essay should be at least 1500 words in length and must be correctly formatted in MLA style.
Refer to the course materials and textbook for instruction and review on how to use the MLA format.