Study Guide to Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

Study Guide to Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Hermann Hesse's Narcissus and Goldmund, a literary success upon its first publication in the 1930s.

As a novel of the Great Depression, Narcissus and Goldmund explores themes of brotherhood in spite of disparity. Moreover, Hesse's prevalent themes of conflict between spirit and flesh continue to ring true for readers throughout history. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hermann Hesse's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645422129
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 09/17/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.27(d)

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Hermann Hesse 1 2) Introduction to Narcissus and Goldmund 18 3) Textual Analysis Chapter One 28 Chapter Two 32 Chapter Three 35 Chapter Four 37 Chapter Five 42 Chapter Six 46 Chapter Seven 49 Chapter Eight 52 Chapter Nine 54 Chapter Ten 56 Chapter Eleven 59 Chapter Twelve 63 Chapter Thirteen 66 Chapter Fourteen 69 Chapter Fifteen 71 Chapter Sixteen 74 Chapter Seventeen 77 Chapter Eighteen 80 Chapter Nineteen 83 Chapter Twenty 85 4) Character Analysis 88 5) Criticism 100 6) Essay Questions and Answers 107 7) Topics for Research and Criticism 116

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