In a short - In a short, autobiographical essay, Hesse...

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Unformatted text preview: In a short, autobiographical essay, Hesse looked to the future and pictured himself in a jail cell for some act of immorality. In order to pass the time, he began painting a picture on the wall of the cell. (Painting was Hesse's lifelong love.) In the picture, there is a train traveling into a dark tunnel. Hesse imagines himself jumping onboard the train, going through the tunnel, thus escaping his captors. Somehow, this is the essence of his "magical thinking." The combination of traumas of 1916-18 caused Hesse great mental anguish. His rejection by Germany, his father's death, and the illnesses of his wife and his son Martin caused Hesse to seek the aid of J. B. Lang, an associate of the famous psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. More than seventy sessions took place between Lang and Hesse from 1916 to 1917. One result was that Hesse began sessions took place between Lang and Hesse from 1916 to 1917....
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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.

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