To young Emil Sinclair, the world of light is epitomized by his home, his family, and their customs and traditions. The dark world borders and even overlaps his world with servant girls, ghost stories, and scandals. Young Sinclair can imagine the Devil lurking on a neighborhood corner but can never recognize his presence within his household. The recognition and awe of the potential evils waiting on the outside make Emil appreciative of the security and warmth of his home. In his self-perspective at this time, Sinclair identifies with the world of the righteous because he is the child of "saintly" parents. Recognizing the overlap, however, he is aware that he also lives in the darker world, although he is a stranger to it.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.
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