This is a captivating story about the deterioration of a young man. Gregor change from a young man full of promise to a 'corpse' unable to sustain neither himself not his family. With this change, the true nature of his relatives comes to the fore. Instead of taking care of him, his family neglects Gregor until he died more from neglect than from a personal wish for suicide. His family rejects him once he stopped providing for him, and once he stopped makign their lives comfortable.