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Unformatted text preview: Further development of Sinclair's independence is effected by Demian through the biblical account of Golgotha. Demian admires the unrepentant thief as a man of character and strength. The thief had been evil all his life and chose not to repent, but rather to follow his destiny in accord with the way he had lived. Demian believes that this thief might even have been a descendant of Cain and labels the other thief a "sniveling convert." At this time, it is advisable to reflect upon all of Demian's characteristics as described up to this point. The first reference to him was in the words of Sinclair: "my salvation." Indeed, Demian did save Emil from the serpent-like Kromer after Sinclair had caused his own expulsion from the "garden." Demian also seems to be almost magical, performing such "miracles" as thought-reading and displaying uncanny knowledge of others, both physically and mentally. Subject of much suspicion, Demian is an uncanny knowledge of others, both physically and mentally....
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