The objectives of this essay include the practical exercise of utilizing research for an academic essay and enjoying discoveries made in the research process; creating a literature review of literary criticism and other relevant supporting research synthesizes ideas and background information found in research with your own analysis; engaging in direct conversation with the influences of culture/history, biography, and criticism to encourage a connection between the work studied and the experience it is borne out of or produces. Write a 5 page essay on The Metamorphosis This essay synthesizes the research and your own analysis. You may disagree liberally with what you read from the literary critics--if disagreement comes up for you. In a synthesis, you are tying together, showing connections, exposing contradictions, and weaving in your opinions and interpretations. The job of your essay is not to highlight the research; the job is to be in conversation with the research. This essay should include a thesis statement in your introduction. Please quote at least once from each source and from your chosen work of literature.