The disease in Steppenwolf is a disease that, as stated in the book, “….affects not only the weak and the worthless but also the strongest in spirit and the richest in gifts.”. This disease is loneliness. Some would not call this a disease, they would call it a feeling. It, in fact, really is a disease affecting the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a person, and in this case Harry Haller, or the Steppenwolf.
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yet been asked to plunge the knife in he did it anyway. When he killed her he had lost the companionship and the love that she had given him and almost cured him with. He was now back to square one, right back to where he had started. He is again depressed and he will never be able to love again, he will always be lonely, always cursed to be a wolf of the Steppes.