Having overslept and still lying in his bed on a working day Gregor Samsa is reflecting on his dreary job as a travelling salesman when he discovers that he has transformed into a monstrous vermin. He is shaken to the core but his family members treat him well. Slowly he starts enjoying his life in his new body but ironically his family wants to dispense with him now. Metamorphosis is Kafka s most enduring work. One may read it over and again but without a clue to the origins and endings of fantastic and real in it. Unlike The Trial it was published during Kafka s lifetime.