In viewing his ambition to become a part of the good and righteous world on his own part

In viewing his ambition to become a part of the good and righteous world on his own part

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Unformatted text preview: In viewing his ambition to become a part of the good and righteous world on his own part, he senses that he will have to journey through the dark world and its temptations in order to obtain success. Emil reflects upon stories he has heard of sons who have gone astray and who have eventually returned home into the fold with much happiness. A great deal of Hesse's writing deals, to varying degrees, with such themes as the Prodigal Son. In reading and hearing such stories, however, Sinclair is most fascinated with the parts dealing with the hero's involvement with evil. Hence, without consciously being aware of it, the young boy has sensed something about the forbidden, yet enticing, aspects of evil. As the son of a rather prosperous family, Sinclair attends the elite Latin school, but it is his involvement with a public school student, the drunken tailor's son, Franz Kromer, that is the...
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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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