Eventually, but not until much later, Hans will feel that same sense of stagnation. The final chapter opens with Clavdia's return. Those that could afford it and suffered stayed in such sanatoriums. Having learned valuable lessons from each of the four, he turns for role models to his grandfather and cousin. However, it is fascinating to contemplate the ease with which the properties of Rontgen's text would have put themselves at the author's disposal: Philosophical discussions with Settembrini continue to arise, on such subjects as patriotism, technology, and human perfection.
Hans, who occasionally refers to James as his cousin during this time, remains unresponsive to his uncle's suggestions.
Listen, Germany! Heidekind is the family doctor of the Tienappel family, and has treated Hans since he was a youth. Andrea Weiss is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker and nonfiction author. Mann's subsequent writing reflects his support of the democratic Weimar Republic that formed in Germany following the war.
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