What type of charcater is the artist?
The characterization of the Hunger Artist, even though he is nameless, is based on rather full details. He is a meticulous, proud person, offended by the suspicions of others, but who nevertheless lives only because of public recognition and admiration. He undergoes the change that makes him round, for his confession at the end is an admission he never made when he was at the pinnacle of his fame. This characterization sets up the character for what one expects as a some type of reversal, some change from one type to the other, and the reader is not disappointed.