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The Metamorphosis

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Mr. Samsa's hissing

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Gregor describes his father as "hissing like a wild man" and also notes his father's continual "hissing" during the attack as he scrambles to escape his son. The primary function of this repetition is to suggest the

A

Animalistic violence of the attack

B

Hope that their relationship will improve

C

Need for his father to plan for Gregor's future

D

Rapid change in his father's emotions

E

Possibility of Gregor's death