Demian - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

During his vacation, Sinclair visits Demian's former home where the owner shows him a picture of Demian's mother. It is his dream image, the woman who bears the features of Sinclair's destiny. Throughout his travels, Sinclair thinks he catches glimpses of her. Sinclair begins university and is disappointed with everything. He reads Nietzsche and rejoices that one man had followed his destiny relentlessly.

On a walk through town, he listens to the music and laughter coming from bars and thinks it false community – flight to the herd for warmth. He begins to follow two men who are having a conversation about not following the herd and realizes the speaker is Demian. Demian joins him and says he's been expecting him and recognized him by the mark of Cain that has become more distinct. He adds that his mother will be pleased to know...

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