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Demian – Wikipedia

While he was in school, he sees a beautiful woman whom he calls Beatrice, and towards the end of the novel, when Sinclair is an adolescent man, he discovers Demian’s mother, Frau Eva.

Other people live in dreams, but not in their own. I have always found moralizing intolerable. Until now I heee felt completely at home in the story of the Crucifixion. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Perhaps, like Emil, they go away to school and find themselves plunged into a social group-driven binge-drinking culture. On the contrary, it exposes one to pain and fear, as he detaches himself, with great effort, from mechanisms and structures that have offered him predictability and social affirmation thus far, and ventures alone into the unknown.

In other projects Wikiquote. But the world consists of something else besides. Others sense their own laws within them. Demian is replete with both Jungian archetypes and Jungian symbolism. The point is that this God of both Old and New Testaments is certainly an extraordinary figure hefman not what he purports to represent.


This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Why was that so very difficult? I feel that would be right.

Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend Quotes

What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us. During hherman s, Hesse felt that his psychological difficulties by which he experienced torment since youth needed to be dealt with through psychotherapy.

Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract. And what is left over is ascribed to the devil, this entire slice of world, this ehrman half is hushed up. Sex, Surreality, and Social Conformity: Every god and devil that ever existed, be it among the Greeks, Chinese, or Zulus, are within us, exist as latent possibilities, as wishes, as alternatives.

At first he was a thorough scoundrel, had committed all those awful things and God drmijan what else, and now he dissolves in tears and celebrates such a tearful feast of self-improvement and remorse!

The Gnostic deity Abraxas is used as a symbol throughout german text, idealizing the interdependence of all that is good and evil in the world. He is all that is good, noble, fatherly, beautiful, elevated, sentimental—true! Emil Sinclair is a young boy who was raised in a middle class home, amidst what is described as a Scheinwelta play on words meaning “world of light” as well as “world of illusion”.

They all sense that the rules they live by are no longer valid, that they live according to archaic laws — neither their religion nor their morality is in any way suited to the needs of the present.


No, one could not make light of everything, especially not of the most Sacred matters. And instead of merely winning a woman he embraced the entire world and every star in heaven glowed within him and sparkled with joy in his soul. Their childhood becomes hollow and gradually collapses, everything they love abandons them and they suddenly feel surrounded by the loneliness and mortal cold of the universe.

Demian in particular, Sellar writes, also taps inadvertently into the particular Korean storytelling sensibility: De,ijan rarely in my life have I felt and suffered as deeply as at that time.

Only the ideas we actually live are of any value. But most people love to lose themselves. Modernism and the European Unconscious.

In each individual the spirit has become flesh, in each man the creation suffers, within each one a redeemer is nailed to the cross. I mean the business with the two thieves. Sinclair, the majority’s path is an easy one, ours is difficult. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The egg is the world. There is no reality except the one contained within us. I knew the name.