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Unformatted text preview: Emil's reaction to the meeting with Frau Eva is manifold. He is totally in awe of her and worships her, and yet, as suggested in his dream, he also loves her in a physical sense and desires her. Through Frau Eva, he comes to realize that his quest for awareness and harmony is different from the goals of the masses because the masses seek to preserve humanity as it was, while those with the "mark of Cain" seek an unknown distant goal for humanity which transcends the human condition at present. The Demian residence serves as a meeting place for many types of intellectuals and philosophers, varying from astrologers to Buddhists to a disciple of Tolstoy. Those with the "mark of Cain" remained still somewhat isolated, forming an inner circle, concentrating on achieving such a level of awareness that no matter what would happen to the world, they would be able to understand it,...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08