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    The audience misjudge the hunger artist. They fail to understand his loneness “He much preferred the observers who sat down right against the bar” (Kafka 2). In contradictory, his audience misinterprets this to arrogance. “Loneliness can lead to various psychiatric disorders” ( Mushtaq, Mushtaq, Shah, Shoib) The hunger artist’s psychiatric disorder bases his plea to attention “People with HPD have a high need for attention, a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotions” (Research OMIC Group). In the relationship of the hunger artist and audience, Kafka abstracts how he is a victim of shallow criticism. The main reason why the hunger artist feels disconnected to his crowd is due his sense superiority.…

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    Kafka's The Hunger Artist

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    the story, The Hunger Artist, the fasting profession was headed on a downward slope; much like all the other fads that disappear after a certain period. For much of his life, the hunger artist went around trying to show people about his art. He would stage performances with his fellow impresario, and quite often would do very well. Unfortunately for the hunger artist, mankind has a very limited, miniscule, or almost none existent attention. This is why so many of his forty hours performances…

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    The flaws in a system are not always noticeable until they are viewed from the perspective of another system. In Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film, Brazil, the Ministry of Information exercises authority over the public through surveillance, strict procedures, and the collection of confidential information. These may sound like typical operations of a government department until one discovers the flawed means by which they are carried out. Franz Kafka’s short story, “A Hunger Artist” allows one to…

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    A Hunger Artist Analysis

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    reading Kafkas story, “A Hunger Artist” and Marquez’s story, “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” they don 't give you a very admirable look on society as a whole. It gives the reader no hope in society we do terrible things to others to give ourselves satisfaction, or the entertainment that we want. You see the “true cruelty” of society through these artists, the debased…

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    The hunger artist is the miserable protagonist of the story. He is dressed in black tights which emphasize his prominent emaciation. Everything about his demeanor dramatically cries of desperation and tragedy. He isolates himself in a cage, where he would rather sit on the straw-lined floor than on a chair. The hunger artist’s character relies on his sole identity being a professional faster. More than that, his yearning to be the center of attention amongst people who hesitate to acknowledge…

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    Hunger Artist, a short story written by Franz Kafka in 1924. This short story is about a character known as the “hunger artist” and he is fasting while traveling around in Europe. This man is admired while he locks himself into a cage to prove to other he can fast for forty days. When the forty days had passed, he feels like he needs more and is decides to join a circus to make money. Once he joins the circus and realize that the crowd is not to fond and does not appreciate his fasting as much…

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    one’s down time or family time very interesting. It is amazing how a good story can make an evening magical. The first story choice read is A Hunger Artist, and the use of figurative language, in this one is allusions. The author in this story does a fine job of introducing readers to the character, which is A Hunger Artist. In the very beginning of getting to know The Hunger Artist, the story tell about his talent of fasting. In the beginning he is teamed up with persons or his boss, that…

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    After reading “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka, which talks about a hunger artist who is extremely popular for starving himself in a cage for forty days around cities in Europe. Out of nowhere, the hunger artist loses his popularity and his audience. The hunger artist than fires his manager and joins a large circus where he later dies in a cage of what seem to be starvation. When most people see a mental ill person they automatically assume the worst. Mental illness can range from a variety of…

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    This is, of course, an exaggerated example meant to show the absurdity of the issue, but remains an altogether important concept. This exact situation would never occur in real life because, as Dakota Williams said in class discussion, “Why would any reasonable person do this to themselves?” (Williams). Despite the somewhat satirical example, the fact the someone who makes similar decisions to the artist will not be able to fulfill themselves is undeniable. It is important to realize that in…

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    Notes from the Underground is a novel which is written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1864. It is a Russian text, but later on, it was translated into other languages. The novel is about a man who decides to alienate himself. He isolates himself and he becomes an inactive man. Thus, the theme of alienation is obvious in the novel. "A Hunger Artist" is a short story which is written by Franz Kafka. It is about a man who chooses the art of fasting to seek attention, recognition, and success. The…

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