A Hunger Artist

by

Franz Kafka

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The Hunger Artist

The unnamed protagonist of the story, the hunger artist is a man with one sole purpose in life: to starve. He believes this to be his one true calling, and he rejects all other worldly… (read full character analysis)

The Audience / Public

Comprised of different people at different times, the audience defines what the hunger artist’s work means outside of his own perceptions and beliefs. In the hey-day of hunger artistry, the audience is huge. Children… (read full character analysis)

The Manager / Impresario

For most of the hunger artist’s career—if it can be called that—the manager presides over his act, taking care of the business dealings and apparently looking after the well-being of his investment. But the… (read full character analysis)