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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

One day Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Confused, he looks around his room which appeared normal. He decides to fall asleep again and forget what happened in the hope that everything will revert back to normal. He tries to roll over to his right but discovers that he cannot due to his new body - he is stuck on his hard, convex back. He feels an itch on his stomach and tries to touch the area with his leg. He retracts immediately as the area was highly sensitive.