At work, Gregor’s tyrannical boss is the chief clerk. He comes to the Samsas since his underling missed the train to work in the morning. The unscrupulous employer is enraged with Gregor’s delay and even warns he might lose his job at the firm.
Gregor Samsa is a diligent employee who has never taken his job lightly before becoming an insect. Gregor wakes up feeling unwell after having disturbing dreams, and he determines to stay home the next day. However, the shopkeeper comes looking for him at his house instead of at work.
The supervisor chastises him in the corridor discussion. He tells Gregor that his position at the firm is not as secure as he would like it to be. He even thinks that perhaps because of this, Gregor kept money from the business and missed out on the work. The wrongness done to Gregor is amusing. Everyone came pounding on his bedroom door demanding an explanation after a single absence triggered so much consternation.
When Gregor opens the door, the situation grows even more absurd. He gives a long and detailed description of the circumstances to the clerk and family. Nobody can fathom what he’s saying. The clerk runs away in terror, and the family is shocked by Gregor’s transformed appearance.
In this animation, a 6 year old boy named Gregory Samsa awakes in his bed to find he has turned into a huge bug. He surveys his little chamber, which appears normal, and notes the fabric samples he uses as a traveling salesperson, the picture of a lady in furs that he ripped out of a magazine and framed, and the rain dripping outside his window.
To forget about what occurred, he attempts to roll over and go back to sleep but is limited by the fact that because of his back’s form, he can only rock from side to side.
Feeling tired from his endeavor, Gregor contemplates how difficult a task it is and how frequent traveling prevents him from forming any long-term friendships. He thinks he would have to leave his controlling employer, but he owes money to his parents as a result of their debt. He suddenly realises that he has overslept and no valid excuse to offer his employers.
The mother of Mr. Gregory tells him that he must be at work on time. When Gregor responds, he discovers that his voice has altered. His father and Grete, his sister, join his mother at the door, urging him to get up and open the door.
Gregor twists and shudders as he strains to turn sideways and hang from the bed. The office manager then rings the doorbell. It’s the office manager on her way to make sure everything is OK with Gregor. Gregor shakes his body violently before tumbling to the floor. His family and the office manager arrive at the doorway to ask if he is all right.
The manager’s mother pleads with him, telling him how wonderful a worker Gregor is, while Grete weeps in the next room. The office manager knocks on the door and requests an explanation. He hints that Gregor’s recent productivity has not been good, and that his current conduct appears extremely suspicious, especially in light of rumors that he may have embezzled money from the firm.
After hearing the office manager and his family’s conversation about his strange voice and Gregor’s difficulty in standing up, his mother asks him to rest. While attempting to stand up, Gregor says he experienced a dizzy spell and requests that the office manager not worry about his parents. His sister leaves to get a doctor and a locksmith after discussing the peculiar change in his voice with the office manager and his family.
The office manager backs away, the mother passes out, and the father cries as she sees that Gregor has become a huge insect. Gregor asks the office manager to please speak well of him at work since traveling salesmen are frequently the target of negative talk.
When his father is unable to catch him, Stephan flees and sees how quickly he can scamper on his new legs. The dad then takes up a newspaper and the office manager’s cane and drags Gregor back to his bedroom. When he becomes caught in the doorway, Gregor hurts himself, but the father shoves him through and doors shut violently behind him.
The opening sentence of The Metamorphosis, which tells about Gregor’s realization that he has become a giant insect, establishes the rest of the narrative’s tone. The line describes the strange occurrence of Gregor’s metamorphosis in a matter-of-fact tone, and this juxtaposition between an extraordinary circumstance and ordinary terminology used to describe it conveys the impression that the narrator expects the world in the narrative to be ridiculous and chaotic rather than sensible and organized.
From the start, Gregory exemplifies the absurdist tone. He doesn’t seem particularly disturbed by his metamorphosis at first, and he treats it as if it were just another interruption to his sleep. He continues to focus on largely routine issues such as losing his job, ensuring his physical comfort, and worrying about the financial status of his family throughout the narrative, keeping the tale’s absurdist undertone through.