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Author:  Suzanne [ Mon May 16, 2011 10:50 pm ]
Post subject:  "The Glass Bead Game", Chapter 12, The Legend

The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Chapter 12
THE LEGEND

Author:  LanDroid [ Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "The Glass Bead Game", Chapter 12, The Legend

Well.....I finished it.....
And I don't like the ending...
Not sure what to make of it. For all of Knecht's wisdom he lacked common sense and so wasn't prepared for an encounter with his own physical limits? "The summons was stronger than the warning, his will stronger than his instinct." (Grrrrr kinda frustrated at the moment....)

Author:  hesse [ Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "The Glass Bead Game", Chapter 12, The Legend

For all of Knecht's wisdom he lacked common sense and so wasn't prepared for an encounter with his own physical limits?

Wisdom, lacking a bond with at-one-ment, is at best merely a Glass Bead Game. Elder Brother knew this. At worst it is a highly unstable element which can lead to catastrophic circumstances....Hesse saw this first hand through 2 world wars, as 'wise' men created bigger and more deadly implements of destruction all because "The summons was stronger than their warning, their will stronger than their instinct."

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