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Siddhartha, Part 1, Chapter 4 will learn from myself the secret of Siddhartha. Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Hesse Foundation Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Love Love in all its many forms is the key to enlightenment. Cycles of Life Life repeats itself in patterns of birth, death, and rebirth. Enlightenment Siddhartha engages in a lifelong search for meaning in life. Themes Worldly, passionate courtesan; becomes Siddhartha’s lover and has his son Kamala Peaceful and wise holy man who has reached enlightenment; the Buddha Gotama Spiritual seeker and Siddhartha’s friend; follows Gotama in his quest for enlightenment Govinda Spiritual seeker; abandons formal teachings and follows his inner voice Siddhartha Main Characters As the son of missionary parents in India, Hesse learned about Indian culture and lore, Buddhism, and Hinduism at an early age. Siddhartha explores themes common to many of his works: religion, morality, knowledge of self, the search for meaning in life, and personal will versus the expectations of society. HERMANN HESSE1877–1962 Author Siddhartha’s quest ends with the epiphany that all living beings are one. Self Merges into Unity Siddhartha becomes a merchant, lover, and gambler. His mind and soul suffer. Self-Indulgence Siddhartha becomes a monk, begs for food, and sleeps outdoors. His body suffers. Self-Deprivation Siddhartha, son of a priest, leaves behind his sheltered, privileged life to seek enlightenment in the world. He experiences extreme self-deprivation and poverty, as well as hedonistic self-indulgence and wealth. Through love and loss, Siddhartha ultimately achieves enlightenment. Journey toEnlightenment OVERVIEW German Original Language 1922 Year Published Hermann Hesse Author Siddhartha Religion Novel

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