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    which stands out is his story A Hunger Artist. In this story Kafka speaks through the hunger artist of the alienation and isolation he feels in his own body, as well as the emptiness he feels as a result of the disconnected relationship he and his father share. Ironically this emptiness manifests itself quite literally at the end of Kafka’s life, when he dies as a result of tuberculosis of the larynx, which causes him to literally starve to death, just as the hunger artist in the story. It was said about

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    A Hunger Artist by Kafka "A Man of Art and Spirituality" In Kafka's " A Hunger Artist," art is not used in its conventional context. Kafka illustrates the interdependency of the audience and the hunger artist, and especially his need for attention. It is through the audience that the hunger artist is fulfilled, but because he cannot communicate the sincerity of his performance he is always left dissatisfied. The definition of artist according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the

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    Analysis of The Hunger Artist by Kafka Hunger is a term that is often defined as the physical feeling for the need to eat. However, the Hunger Artist in Kafka's A Hunger Artist places a different, more complex meaning to this word, making the Hunger Artist's name rather ironic. The hunger of the Hunger Artist is not for food. As described at the end of the essay, the Hunger Artist states that he was in fact never hungry, he just never found anything that he liked. So then, what does this

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    Ariel White 13 December 2017 Mr. Lutz English Kafka Being consistently troubled with anxiety, stress, and depression, Franz Kafka has become one of the most known jewish writers to be alive. Within his writings, he seems to express his own feelings hidden beneath his mask through the characters he has created. In these short stories, a reader senses the emotions of sadness, nervousness, and other non-content emotions being

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    story ‘A Hunger Artist’ is an imaginary story. Kafka’s imaginations are difficult to understand by an average reader, the reader himself needs to have a high level of imagination to understand what Kafka is trying to explain. That said, a few things are important about ‘A Hunger Artist’: it concerns itself with art, suffering and the artist’s relation to his audience. One of Kafka’s major topics in his other work is of the negative effect industrialization and capitalism has on art. Kafka paints a

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    whole life and leaving this world as a nobody. The writings of Franz Kafka not only spoke of the absurdity of life, but also about who he was. They told about what type of human being he was, and how he was feeling. You can see this in both of his well known short stories, A Hunger Artist and The Metamorphosis. I believe that there is a personal link between author and character and that it can be found in most of his works. Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883, in Prague. The writer grew up in a middle-class

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    A Hunger Artist “The Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka, is about a man who self mutilated by starvation in attempt to be recognized, honored, and accepted while gaining fame. As noted on The National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ self mutilation by starvation was a common form of suicide in concentration camps for prisoners who wished to remove themselves from the severely harsh environment. The irony of “The Hunger Artist” is that Kafka wrote the story in the year

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    stimulating factors. Kafka proves this theory through the melancholy life of the protagonist in “A Hunger Artist”. The artist’s performance was once popular within his community because the public found the suffering of the artist sparks excitement. However, as time pass people lost interest in watching him suffer. The artist unrealistically expects the public to be as passionate as he is for fasting which caused him to blame the public for misunderstanding him. The hunger artist is someone who refuses

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    these obstacles spring from the pressures of the popular society. Within the short story, "A Hunger Artist", by Franz Kafka, the author proves and disproves a point best stated by Robin George Collinwood, that; "Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work, does what he wants to do." The protagonist, within this short story, freely chooses his career path as a hunger artist, but as the story continues, the

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    In Franz Kafka’s short story, “A Hunger Artist”, Kafka introduces an eccentric man known as the Hunger Artist. The Hunger Artist has committed his entire life to the art of fasting, allowing himself to be caged and displayed to the public as if he were a painting (Kafka 198). Despite all the emotional turmoil he endures, he takes a great amount of pride in fasting and believes that he can fast for extremely elongated periods (Kafka 200). Unfortunately, his pride not only causes internal conflicts

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