Summary & Analysis
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Analysis of Major Characters
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1. Who is Sinclair's early tormenter?
2. Who saves Sinclair from his early tormenter?
3. Who is Beatrice?
Sinclair's early tormenter
The woman who saves Sinclair from his early tormenter
An object of inspiration for Sinclair
A good friend of Sinclair
4. With whom does Sinclair first discuss Abraxas?
5. What does Sinclair see in the clouds during the big storm?
A sparrow hawk
6. Who is Abraxas?
Demian's best friend
A God of good and evil
A harsh teacher at Sinclair's school
7. What does Sinclair consider to be the first act that truly brings him to the world of darkness?
Hitting his sister
Playing with the neighborhood "riff-raff"
Falsely boasting of his misdeeds
Stealing money from his own piggy bank
8. In what illicit activity does Sinclair engage while at Prep. School?
9. Why does Sinclair stay at university over the summer?
He failed a course
To be with Max and Eva
His parents won't let him come home
None of the above
10. Demian and Sinclair spend time together at all of the following, EXCEPT
11. Why does Sinclair avoid Demian when they are first placed in the same confirmation class?
He is in love with Demian's Mother
He is scared Demian will beat him up
He is scared of what the confirmation teacher will think
He feels indebted to Demian about the Kromer incident
12. How do Sinclair and Demian become reunited during confirmation class?
Demian confronts Sinclair about avoiding him
Sinclair gets up the courage to talk to Demian after class
They exchange a glance during a lesson on Cain and Abel
They both participate in a prank to glue the teacher to his chair
13. Which animal is a symbol of Sinclair's yearning to break free?
14. During which phase of his life is Sinclair without Demian?
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