During the final days there were people with subscription tickets who sat all day in front of the small barred cage.
Major themes[ edit ] There is a sharp division among critical interpretations of "A Hunger Artist". The impresario insisted that after forty days public sympathy for the hunger artist inevitably declined. Interesting that he refers to himself as an artist, which would imply creating something or doing something.
The narrator looks back several decades from "today", to a time when the public marvelled at the professional hunger artista public performer who fasts for many days.
Guy in a black leotard. We may well wonder whether that time has come.
Although the site was readily accessible, and crowds thronged past on their way to see the animals, any spectators who stopped to see him created an obstruction in the flow of people on their way to the animals.