siddhartha world lit

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Lockwood 1 Stephen Lockwood World Literature: P1 Mr. Bowers 29 September 2006 Respond to Siddhartha’s statements about the self, which occur in paragraph 3, chapter 4. In paragraph 3, chapter 4 of Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, Siddartha comes to a realization regarding his own personality and “self”. He wants to know more about himself, and to learn more about who he really is. Siddartha starts off by asking himself, “What could they not teach you?”(Hesse 31). He is questioning the path that he is currently on, realizing that by follwing the Samanas or the Buddah did not bring him enlightenment, and that he was still feeling empty inside. He then said, “I wanted to rid myself of the self… I could only deceive it, could only fly from it, could only hide from it” (Hesse 31). Siddhartha thought that by getting rid of who he really was would bring him enlightenment. He then realized that he could never escape himself because that was who he really was. The best he could do was to hide from who
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