Essay topics 1. What parallels can be seen between The Metamorphosis and Kafka’s life? What message about life is Kafka revealing by making these parallels? (Hint: If you elect to answer this question, you’ll want to refer back to the assignment in which you annotated Kafka’s biography). 2. Aside from Gregor, analyze the metamorphosis of two other characters. What is Kafka’s message about human behavior? (Hint: If you elect to answer this question, you’ll want to consider the factors that cause both Grete and Gregor’s father to transform, and then draw a conclusion.) 3. For option 3, consider how Kafka uses irony in The Metamorphosis. What is Kafka’s message about the nature of humanity as “the most evolved of all creatures” as is developed through his use of irony? (Hint: Although the cockroach (or any kind of “vermin”) is the lowest of creatures, Gregor’s thoughts and feelings in this lowest of forms are very different from those of the humans in the story–in your response, focus on that comparison and draw a conclusion.) (link to the assignment for topic 1)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nWN1ldMX5kTz7YQ_-U3GaAt8hix2NIyDQlldabhG2Vo/edit# This presentation will walk you through the steps as they relate to a literary analysis. For Metamorphosis, you will be writing a literary analysis essay that answers one of the prompts in the Final Essay assignment due January 25. Using this process will make the essay much stronger and will create a thesis that is clearly supported by evidence. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oy4pnRfNiuJjT_rSSeDwV8wGpkpMVVetyluWfdMANZY/edit?usp=sharing Rubric https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrrfBCNoOJUgQxHSJeksPkdo-J1-SYbAyGm-Sr1YtFc/edit?usp=sharing Finally, here is a template for MLA (Links to an external site.) that will help you with the format plus a few other helpful starters. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KWf5V3ITmv4HBi8wQbukBx-KmuifEDbp_CRduexd2PA/edit?usp=sharing this is as much description I can give, please if you have any problems know viewing any of the documents let me know.