The treatise begins much like a short story: The treatise states Steppenwolf is incapable of being content because he is not fully human. He possesses two natures — the human and the wolf — and they are in a constant struggle for control.
Harry, who refers to himself as a Steppenwolf; or a wolf of the steppes, is in effect, a wanderer in search of himself.
He is rescued by the music of a nearby dance hall where he encounters a peddlar with a placard that advertises the attractions of a Magic Theater; Not for Everybody.
In the first portion of the novel, a Treatise on the Steppenwolf, Harry reveals himself as half man his civilized bourgeois qualities and half wolf his instinctual urges in search of expression. He is guided in his quest by the classical immortals Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and also his new friends; bar girl Hermine, prostitute Maria, and jazz musician Pablo.
With Hermine as his alter-ego, Harry learns to enjoy life again, with Maria, he discovers the joys of sex, and with Pablo, he explores jazz and mind-expanding drugs.
He makes war on automobiles, makes love to all the women he ever desired, and commits murder. Finally, he discovers his multiple selves and is tried and condemned to enjoy life and not take himself so seriously by the laughing immortals he had mistaken for pompous intellectuals like his former self.
His idol Mozart reveals himself at the end as a lover, a rebel, and a romantic; a precursor of a counterculture Hesse had discovered in the s The entire section is words. Get Free Access to this Steppenwolf Study Guide Start your hour free trial to unlock this resource and thousands more.Steppenwolf starts out all mysterious-like, with a preface that explains where the manuscript comes from.
It's a juicy story; we find out that the novel we are about to read is actually the papers and records left at a boarding house by a guy who called himself the Steppenwolf (real name Harry Haller), which is the German word for "wolf of the steppes".
Summary. A preface generally provides a short introduction to a book, and it's usually written by the author. The Preface to Steppenwolf does this and much more. It's more accurate to say that the Preface is the key to understanding the text. Three-Act Plot Analysis In Steppenwolf, Act I lasts from Harry's arrival in the town to when he meets Hermine and she tells him that he must a) love her and b) kill .
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He became the embodiment of the marginal outsider, alienated individual. Two people were embodied in the form of "Steppenwolf" at the same time - the one who persecute, and the one who is persecuted. Plot Overview.
Harry Haller, a middle-aged intellectual, moves into a lodging house in a medium-sized, generic town, which is never named.
German literature - The 20th century: German Modernism emerged from turn-of-the-century Aestheticism. Like European Modernism as a whole, German Modernism was in fact a cluster of different literary movements, including Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), and Dada. Of these, Expressionism is the best known and most important. The novel is based on a complex analysis of the psyche of a man named Harry Haller. He became the embodiment of the marginal outsider, alienated individual. Two people were embodied in the form of "Steppenwolf" at the same time - the one who persecute, and the one who is persecuted. This section is a general summary of the plot. Summary. The novel opens with a preface allegedly written by the nephew. In this he tells us how he hcame to meet Harry Haller, or Steppenwolf, when Harry rented a room in the boarding house owned by his aunt.
Despairing and melancholy, Harry feels himself to be “a wolf of the Steppes,” or “Steppenwolf,” adrift and alone in a world that is .