Demian - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

It has been years since Sinclair and Demian have had any interaction, but they find themselves taking the same confirmation class. While Sinclair feels indebted to Demian, he isn't comfortable with him. Yet, during a lesson on Cain and Abel, their eyes meet and the link between them is re-established. Demian shares with Sinclair the secret to his ability to read thoughts. He shows Sinclair how to closely study other students and predict their behavior. He goes a step further and tells Sinclair that it is possible to will things to happen.

Sinclair feels torn between the beliefs and practices of his parents, whose lives were not unworthy or hypocritical, and the new ways of looking at the world that he is learning. Demian continues to encourage Sinclair to interpret religious stories more freely and with imagination. As an example, Demian says the...

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