In Gregor the Overlander, written by Suzanne Collins, Gregor tries to escape back to New York from the Underland filled with many creatures. Gregor finds himself in many difficult conflicts and situations. In each of the conflicts Gregor has a set of traits that helps him get pass it throughout the story. The character traits caring, self-confidence and bravery are traits that helped him solve his problems. He is caring toward his sister as a result of her staying safe, Gregor is brave for trying to solve the mystery in the Underland, and Gregor is peaceful, he solves his problems without violence. Gregor shows that he cares for his 7 year old little sister, Boots. When Gregor and she had fallen through a grate in the laundry room of their apartment building, Gregor went to go find her sister. Before Boots and Gregor had fallen through the grate, Gregor’s mom had told him to watch his younger sister. Gregor started to panic …show more content…
In The Prophecy of Gray it states that four out of the twelve may die, however Gregor does not want anyone dead. During his quest he finds himself in a situation with a spider. The spider holds them as prisoners, when they attempt to escape, Luxa, the person leading them on the escape gets snatched by the spider. Gregor looked around desperately for a weapon, unfortunately he had nothing to stop the spider. All he had was a Root beer soda can he had picked up of the ground before he had left for his quest. He brought out the can shaking it with all his might. As the fangs of the spider were about to hit Luxa’s throat Gregor popped open the pop can, and yelled “Attack! Attack!”(190). This quotation displays his bravery towards saving Luxa and as a result of nobody else dyeing on the quest. If Luxa had ended her life that early into the quest, Gregor eventually would have stopped going any further, and would go
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The sight of Gregor moving and talking frightens his mother causing her to spill coffee on the rug. His father tries to shove the insect into his bedroom with the manager’s cane that he left behind and a newspaper. The door is not open all the way and Gregor is slammed into the door, letting bug guts ooze all over the door. His father gives him one last push and slams the door behind
This correlates to the idea that Gregor’s dad represents youth. An important moment in the book is when Gregor attends a music camp over the summer and begins a relationship with a girl he meets there. The very next day, his dad passed. The fact that he died after Gregor passed a major milestone in
Gregor- is a strong courageous 12 year old boy that lives in New York City. He went down to the underland because he wanted to see his mom who got deathly ill from a disease that started spreading in the underland. Now that she was healed he went
Not offering much financial addition to the family because he was known as the family breadwinner. The family and he couldn't adjust to his loss. Which created a rift in the family that started to turn into hate. " He must go,” cried Gregor’s sister, “that’s the only solution, Father. You must just try to get rid of the idea that this is Gregor.
“ From the moment they had taken off, she had wrapped her arms around Aurora 's neck and closed her eyes to the world. Gregor couldn’t just imagine what she might be feeling… But Henry was Luxa’s family, and he had given her to the rats” (Collins 283-284). While Luxa had to move on from this issue, she was the queen and
When Gregor's father saw his condition he didn’t feel empathetic and only hated Gregor,“his father gave him a hard shove, which was truly his salvation, and bleeding profusely, he flew into his room”, Gregor's father is never really ever able to understand him and is always impatient with him and even. Grete although is nothing like the father, she is very kind to gregor and with her new responsibilities she has been helping the family a lot. “ whereas until now they had frequently been annoyed with her because she had struck them as being a little useless”, right when the family thought she was useless, Gregor’s condition had lead the family to discover how useful Grete really is. Mrs. Samsa protects Gregor because she care about him deeply and cannot stand the fact that he is a bug, “Let me go to Gregor, he is my unfortunate boy! Don't you understand that I have to go to him?”
Gregor began to resent his father for throwing household items at him, squashing him like a bug. Even his beloved sister Grete began irritating Gregor by removing all of his belonging from his room, leaving him with nothing. The cruelty performed on Gregor by his own family sends him into a dark pit of despair. With nothing to live for he began to slowly end his life, making one final sacrifice for the ones he loves
While Gregor begins are the all mighty, male provider, he regresses into an effeminate state as he no longer can perform his tasks for work. As his transformation into a vermin worsens, he no longer can perform any action and further conforms to the true identity of a bug. Grete, on the other hand, picks up the male provider role that Gregor could no longer perform, but then, as she becomes tired with the work and as Gregor identifies with an “it”, goes back to her female role. Gregor's physical change forces him to degenerate to death, but allows Grete to thrive, growing into a
“He had to leap, and by his death the others would live.” In the compelling fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go and save him, that he would lay his own life on the line.
Gregor is the main provider within the family for the amount of income he brings, and is idolized for his role. Being raised in the 20th century, Gregor 's view on women had been the same as any other male during this time period and looked down upon women as inadequate, and, in most societies, the man provides and the woman maintains; however, this viewpoint alternates once the unexpected change in their life occurs resulting in a switch of leadership within their household. "Gregor felt very proud that he had been able to provide such a life in so nice an apartment for his parents and his sister. (21)" After his mysterious modification within his physical form, his mentality also weakened.
But, it is his sister Greta that implies that they should get rid of the furniture in his room. She starts to feel that she does not recognize her brother anymore. Gregor tries numerous times to get his families attention so, they could maybe try to understand more what was happening to him. With every attempt, he tried he failed and was injured by his father in the process. Which caused him to stop eating and drinking water.
However, Grete does not even notice. Towards the end of the piece, Grete is fed up with Gregor when she insists to her parents they must get rid of him. Grete states “I will not mention my brothers name when I speak of this monster here; I merely want to say: we must find some means of getting rid of it” (pg. 124). At this point, Grete has no more time to spend on Gregor.
His father arrives home, misunderstanding the situation, and begins attacking Gregor with apples. One is lodged in his back, severely injuring him, and is pushed back into his room. The rest of the family begins to resent him. They hire a cheap maid who treats Gregor poorly and rent out their home to three boarders. One night, Gregor comes out of his room to watch Grete play her violin for the boarders.
Gregor the Overlander: An Adventure Below the Ground Think about this: your father mysteriously disappears, after which you end up living with an insane grandma and a wild sister, named Boots, in a small rundown apartment in New York. This is the strange life of Gregor the Overlander, a young boy who lives his life above ground. Until one day, Boots falls down a grate in the laundry room, and of course, Gregor jumps down after her. After many twists and turns down a large pipe, they enter a world of roaches, rats, bats, and humans that live in the underworld, all Gregor wants to do is get back to his family, but he realizes it is not as easy as he thought. With a strange prophecy on his shoulders, Gregor has to fight his way out with his