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The adult who has learned to translate a part of his feelings into thoughts notices the absence of these thoughts in a child, and therefore comes to believe that the child lacks these experiences, too. He is all that is good, noble, fatherly, beautiful, elevated, sentimental—true!

Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend Quotes

What isn’t part demijab ourselves doesn’t disturb us. Sinclair’s entire existence can be summarized as a struggle between two worlds: Many people experience the dying and rebirth – which is our fate – only this once during their entire life. Far from a new humanity, what ultimately arrives is the First World War, and Hesse has his narrator end his recollections by describing himself wounded on a military hospital bed, never again to receive the guidance of Demian, also sent to the front as a heae.

He had loved and had found himself. You can be happy that way. According to Hesse, the novel is a story of Jungian individuation, the process of opening up to one’s unconsciousness.

Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend Quotes by Hermann Hesse

The novel refers to the idea of Gnosticismparticularly the god Abraxasshowing the influence of Carl Jung ‘s psychology. But the world consists of something else besides.


That God’s name is Abraxas. For the average person this is the point when the demands of his own life come into the sharpest conflict with his environment, when the way forward has to be sought with the bitterest hrse at his command. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.

But as we saw it, whereas we marked men represented Nature’s determination to create something new, individual, and forward-looking, the others lived in the determination to stay the same.

These women do not have major roles in the hess, but Hesse uses them symbolically as facets of the depths of Sinclair’s mind. 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.

Demian – Wikipedia

Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own.

One of the major themes is the existence of opposing forces and the idea that both are necessary. 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. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Hreman is replete with both Jungian archetypes and Jungian symbolism.

But most people love to lose themselves. As usual he noticed my resistance even before I had said anything.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But once you know the other interpretation you no longer have the choice of following the crowd. And what is left over is ascribed to the devil, this entire slice of world, this entire half is hushed up. The first English translation by N. Josef Langa disciple of Carl Jung. Everyone goes through this crisis. 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.

Dmeijan bird flies to God. Yet rarely in my life have I felt hermab suffered xemijan deeply as at that time. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

Views Read Edit View history. He has character, and people with character tend to receive the short end of the stick demijwn biblical stories.

At first he was a thorough scoundrel, had committed all those awful things hhese God knows what else, and now he dissolves in tears and celebrates such a tearful feast of self-improvement and remorse! Women play a vital role in the Jungian interpretation of Demian.

Demian in particular, Sellar writes, also taps inadvertently into the particular Korean storytelling sensibility: Sex, Surreality, and Social Conformity: