Siddhartha1 Essay

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Siddhartha1





Siddhartha
In the novel Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, the main character experiences many ups and downs
while on his journey to inner peace. First, he decides to live his life as a Samana.
Later he abandons that life in return for a life as a rich man. In the end he decides
that his rich life is unsatisfying and he begins the simple life of a ferryman. Herman
Hesse writes about what it takes to obtain inner peace through his character Siddhartha.

Siddhartha decides the way to obtain peace is by living like a Samana.
" 'Tomorrow at daybreak I will begin the life of the Samanas.' " (Pg 10) Siddhartha rids
his life of all the things he doesn't need. Then he learns how to control his inner
self, but is unable to gain inner peace. He meets a young girl named Kamala, and this
makes Siddhartha happy. He learns about love from her. Then one day while he is out with
his friend, Govinda, he runs into the Buddha also known as Gotama. Later Siddhartha
learns that none of these things are helping him gain peace and he no longer wants to be a
Samana.

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