Although ambiguity in factual writing is a flaw in the creation of prose and poetry multiple meanings are desirable. In this modern novel, Demian, Herman Hesse introduces many and mixed references, all of which contribute to variety of meanings. Though biblical themes, personas and symbols, the author creates new realms of interpretation.
First, Herman Hesse used symbols from the bible, to represent something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to
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his son for spending the money he gave him unwisely.
In life and literature there is always a fatal flaw that someone possess and hinders him or her to achieve their goal. Using biblical themes, personas and symbols, Herman Hesse does this so that the reader has to really read into the novel in order to understand the true meanings behind his writing. Also the reader must have a good knowledge of other biblical writings.