Franz Kafka Writing Styles in A Hunger Artist

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Point of view

"A Hunger Artist" is written from a thirdperson limited perspective, meaning that the narrator is an abstract voice, not a character in the story. But the story is told mostly from the perspective, or point-of-view, of the hunger artist. Only in the final paragraph, as the hunger artist is dying, does the narrational perspective broaden out.

Allegory and Parable

Allegory. Allegory is the general term used to describe stories in which the meaning is not so much in the literal elements of the story, but is to be understood on a symbolic level, hidden or buried beneath the surface meaning. The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines allegory as expressing "spiritual, psychological, or abstract intellectual concepts in terms of material and concrete objects." In allegories, the details of the story "are found to correspond to the details of some other system or relations." The Encyclopaedia Britannica states that Kafka's...

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