Swann’s Way

Steppenwolf – Hermine

The lovely and generous Hermine takes Harry under her wing and teaches him to live, putting him in touch with his long-ignored sensuous side. As a hedonistic young courtesan, Hermine is Harry’s opposite in many ways, yet also his close double. She enters his life by a magical accident, as Harry goes to the Black …

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Steppenwolf – Pablo

Pablo plays perhaps the most instrumental role in the changes that occur in Steppenwolf. Clues to his importance are present from his first mention in the narrative. Hermine foreshadows Pablo’s importance in her extreme admiration for him and her claim that he can play all instruments and speak all the languages of the world. The …

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