Several months after Gregor's transformation, the family takes on three lodgers, to whom they provide room and board. Gregor resents the lodgers for the attention they receive from the family, and for their lack of appreciation of Grete's violin playing. The lodgers always move as a unit in the story, though "the middle lodger" is the most decisive. After Gregor shows himself at Grete's concert, the middle lodger declares that he won't pay for the Samsas' services, and the other two lodgers follow suit.
The lodgers Quotes in The Metamorphosis
The The Metamorphosis quotes below are all either spoken by The lodgers or refer to The lodgers. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Schocken Books edition of The Metamorphosis published in 1995.).
Section 3 Quotes
"I'm hungry enough," said Gregor sadly to himself, "but not for that kind of food. How these lodgers are stuffing themselves, and here I am dying of starvation!"
The lodgers Character Timeline in The Metamorphosis
The timeline below shows where the character The lodgers appears in The Metamorphosis. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...prided himself on being considerate." No one notices as he crawls closer and closer. The lodgers seem bored but polite, yet Gregor profoundly feels the beauty of the music. He wonders,... (full context)