They continue to go about their lives as if nothing is wrong.
She starts off as more sympathetic, and becomes the only one who feeds him, at the very least. He sees his last glimpse of the outside world, a ray of light, and then sinks into death, and darkness.
German-language writer Franz Kafka's novella "The Metamorphosis" and one of it's themes of the struggle to define one's identity answers some of these questions.
Drug legalization is an enduring question that presently faces our scholars. This is evident in his family's reactions to his predicament.
So Gregor was left to occupy his time, alone, and contemplate the situation he had been thrust into. Kafka was emphasizing the common practice of selfless actions being unappreciated through his story of Gregor and his family.