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 1. Whatʼs interesting about Kafka using fasting as an art form? 1. Whatʼs interesting about Kafka using fasting as an art form?
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 2. What effect does the Impresario (manager) have on the hunger artistʼs fasting? 2. What effect does the Impresario (manager) have on the hunger artistʼs fasting?
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 3. What is the duty of the people who act as the hunger artistʼs audience? Do they fulfill 3. What is the duty of the people who act as the hunger artistʼs audience? Do they fulfill
 it or not? it or not?
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 4. What does the contrast between the hunger artist and panther tell us? 4. What does the contrast between the hunger artist and panther tell us?
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-The artist feels he gains meaning through his suffering, by causing himself pain.+1. The artist feels he gains meaning through his suffering, by causing himself pain.
 He wants to give the world “a performance beyond human imagination”,​ and wants to He wants to give the world “a performance beyond human imagination”,​ and wants to
 push the boundaries of suffering. Whatʼs interesting is that the artist is pushing the limits push the boundaries of suffering. Whatʼs interesting is that the artist is pushing the limits
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 like those found in circus acts, where he will eventually find himself as a sideshow. like those found in circus acts, where he will eventually find himself as a sideshow.
 Is the kind of hunger that real-world artists experience similar to that found here? Is the kind of hunger that real-world artists experience similar to that found here?
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 2.. The impresario acts as the hunger artistʼs manager, the business side of things. The 2.. The impresario acts as the hunger artistʼs manager, the business side of things. The
 hunger artist claims this affects him negatively, restraining his ability to push the limits of hunger artist claims this affects him negatively, restraining his ability to push the limits of

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