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I feel that would be right. Very many are caught forever in this impasse, and for the rest of their lives cling heae to an irrevocable past, the dream of the lost paradise – which is the worst and most ruthless of dreams.

I knew the name. Many people experience the dying and rebirth – which is our fate – only this once during hernan entire life. Essays on Life and Art. Sinclair’s entire existence can be summarized as a struggle between two worlds: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

Demian is replete with both Jungian archetypes and Jungian symbolism. For us mankind was a distant future toward which we were all journeying, whose aspect no one knew, whose laws weren’t written down anywhere.

Now I saw for the first time with how little individuality, with how little demijzn of imagination I had listened to it and read it. For them mankind–which they loved as much as we did–was hermann fully formed entity that had to be preserved and protected. You understand that, don’t you? In the course of the novel, Sinclair is caught between good and evil, represented as the light and dark realms.

At the beginning, Sinclair looks up towards his sisters and mother, and even his house maid.

Demian was first published under the pseudonym “Emil Sinclair”, the name of the narrator of the story, but Hesse was later revealed to be the author. In other projects Wikiquote. Thus alongside the divine service we should also have a service for the devil. But I have to tell you something: Refresh and try again. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own.


The novel refers to the idea of Gnosticismparticularly the god Abraxasshowing the influence of Carl Jung ‘s psychology. According to Hesse, the novel is a story of Jungian individuation, the process of opening up to one’s unconsciousness. You can be happy that way.

You’ve simply got to get rid of it, if you want to turn into someone decent. And what is left over is ascribed to the devil, this entire slice of world, this entire half is hushed up.

Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend Quotes

The three crosses standing next to each other on the hill are almost impressive, to be sure. Modernism and the European Unconscious.

Sinclair, the majority’s path is an easy one, ours is difficult. In each individual the spirit has become flesh, in each man the creation suffers, within each one a redeemer is nailed to the cross. Through his contact with Lang and later, infrom having psychoanalysis done by Jung, Hesse became very interested in Jungian analysis and interpretation. That God’s name is Abraxas.

This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Such themes appear throughout Demian as semi-autobiographical reflections upon Hesse’s own exploration of Jungian philosophy. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Courier Dover Publications,p.

The first English translation by N. During the s, Hesse felt that his psychological difficulties by which he experienced torment since youth needed to be dealt with through psychotherapy.

It was my own affair to come to terms with myself and to find my own way, and like most well-brought-up children, I managed it badly. Others sense their own laws within them.

Демијан — Википедија, слободна енциклопедија

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”. But above all, a young Korean reader might take from Demian a Catcher in the Rye -style indictment of the generations above.


He had loved and had found himself. Since at leastif notHesse had been encountering the newly growing field hermzn psychoanalysis as it moved through the German intellectual circles. Why was that so very difficult? I am telling it to those who have a better knowledge of man.

These women do not have major roles in the story, but Hesse uses them symbolically as facets of the depths of Sinclair’s mind. Who would be born must first destroy a world.

Demjian must have the strength to become certain within itself. Hfse first he was a thorough scoundrel, had committed all those awful things and God knows what else, and now he dissolves in tears and celebrates such a tearful feast of self-improvement and remorse! That is why so many people live such an unreal life. But once you know uerman other interpretation you no longer have the choice of following the crowd. Yet rarely in my life have I felt and suffered as deeply as at that time.

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

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