A Hunger Artist During these last decades the interest in professional fasting has markedly diminished. It used to pay very well to stage such great performances under one’s own management, but today that is quite impossible. We live in a different world now.
The Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka We discussed the hunger artist in class today. All of Kafka’s work has a religious undertone. The hunger artist in the story is very christlike in his refusal to give in to natural physical needs, denying his hunger and connections with the outside world. The art is how the … [Read more…]
I found the character in Notes from the Underground to be the most miserable human being ever imagined. He finds pleasure in passing his suffering on to other human beings. His distorted views on humanity are brewed through the seclusion that he chose to endure. It is funny that he chooses suffering. At the beginning … [Read more…]