Write an argumentative literary analysis essay about Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
Prompt: What thematic statement is Kafka trying to make about the topic on which you focused (family
relationships, identity, belonging, emotional health)?
Use your annotations and exact phrases from the text to prove your claim. Your essay should have a precise
and arguable thesis (main claim). Support that claim using evidence from the text. Elaborate on the importance
of evidence, explaining how the details you include prove your point. Address counterclaims and give a
rebuttal. Conclude your essay in a way that clearly states the point you were trying to make but does not just
summarize the rest of your essay. Use MLA formatting and in text citations.