The Glass Bead Game - Chapter 5, The Mission Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, The Mission Summary

Knecht spends two years at Mariafels on his first visit. He is thirty-seven at the time, and is one day was called into the Abbot's office. The Abbot tells Knecht that he has a commission for him. He is also requested to return to Waldzell, but he will be allowed to return to the monastery at some point in the future. He doesn't have to stay to finish the course he is teaching unless the Abbot so requests. Now that he is leaving Mariafels, he realizes that he has grown attached to the place and the people there. But the absence of Castalia had made his heart grow fonder. Knecht leaves for Waldzell.

He stops at Monteport to visit the Music Master. They talk of Knecht's stay at Mariafels. The Music Master is more interested in the organ and...

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