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Harry Haller, Section 1 wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Exploring the Divided Self: Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf and Its Critics by David G. Richards, The Hesse-Foundation, NobelPrize.org Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Araucaria Houseplant Represents the dull, orderly bourgeois life Mirrors Symbolize looking inward to examine the personality Symbols Golden Track Signifies Harry’s experiences of the divine Pleasure-seeking courtesan and dancer; teaches Harry the divine art of love Maria Compassionate musician and friend of Hermine; guides Harry through the Magic Theater Pablo Kind courtesan; takes Harry to jazz clubs and teaches him to dance; reminds Harry of himself Hermine Suicidal intellectual; takes up dancing to rediscover joy; explores the Magic Theater Harry Haller Main Characters Deeply interested in philosophy and psychology, Hesse wrote Steppenwolf as a means of examining his own personality. The novel explores recurring themes in his works such as loneliness, the quest for self-knowledge, and personal identity versus the expectations of society. HERMAN HESSE1877–1962 Author Finding that he has several different selves helps Harry embrace life. Identity Harry despises the bourgeoisie he once belonged to and feels alone in the world. Aloneness & Alienation Harry considers suicide to escape his misery and as a means for divinity. Suicide & Death Suicidal Harry Haller feels like half man, half wolf—a loner who is alienated from the bourgeois world around him. Intriguing new friends draw him into a world of jazz, dancing, drugs, and sex. They introduce him to the mind-bending Magic Theater, where anything can happen. The Magic Theater Awaits THEMES German Original Language 1927 Year Published Hermann Hesse Author Steppenwolf Philosophy Novel

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