A Hunger Artist
An analysis of the symbols used by Kafka to provide a narrative of the protagonist’s world.
This paper discusses Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” book. The author discusses the food and cell symbols Kafka utilizes in his book in order to reveal his protagonist’s world as ironic, empty and nonspiritual.
In conclusion, Kafka’s A Hunger Artist uses irony, absurdity, and the loss of history, community, and spirituality to strip down the protagonist and isolate him from the world. He uses symbols like food and the cell to bounce these ideas. And the resonant effect is an ironical individual who makes a conscious choice to lead an empty life. However, this loss of identity was due to both circumstance and because the hunger artist was not offered any other options.
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