A hunger artist, by Franz Kafka

Bring on the tough stuff – there’s not just one right answer.
  1. Why do the people come to view him?  how do they react and why ?
  2. What is the hunger artist´s motivation?  Why does he keep fasting? Why does he say it easy?
  3. Why does he change to the circus?
  4. What is important to the impresario? what is important to the hunger artist?
  5. What is symbolic about replacing him with a panther?

 

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