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At this point, young Sinclair is just beginning to awaken sexually and is undergoing the agony of  adolescence in coming to terms with those thoughts and desires deemed forbidden by society. As  with most people at this point in their lives, Sinclair makes a further withdrawal from his family.  Sinclair observes that leaving childhood and developing into adulthood is, for many people, the only  time in their lives that they experience dying and rebirth, hinting that this should be a continual  process if the individual is to attain the highest degree of fulfillment. Most individuals stop evolving,  cling to their pasts, and dream of a lost state of innocence. It is implied that only superior beings —  such as Demian-continue to evolve and seek their destiny. Again, obvious Nietzschean influence is  observable.
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