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Siddhartha's Search for Inner Peace

- Siddhartha's Conflicts  Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha tells the story of a young man who sets out in search of his true self.  Throughout the novel, Siddhartha continues to search for the true meaning of life.  He sacrifices everything, almost to the point of self-destruction, before finding what he is really looking for.  The element of conflict helps build the plot and leads to the turning point, Siddhartha's discovery.  Siddhartha faces conflicts with his peers, his religion, and himself.          Siddhartha has several conflicts between himself and his peers.  Despite Govinda's love and adoration, Siddhartha knows that he must tell his friend to move on.  Siddhartha also meets Kamala, wh...   [tags: Herman Hesse, Siddhartha Conflicts]

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Free Siddhartha Essays: Themes in Siddhartha

- Themes in Siddhartha Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse tells of a man, Siddhartha, and his search for peace.  Siddhartha leaves the Brahmins to become a holy Samamna.  He finds no satisfaction in the deprivation, which the Samanas practice, so he leaves their way of life to find the Buddha.  The Buddha's teachings fail to satisfy his desire to find a path to peace, also.  He then travels to a town but finds no answers there either.  Finally, beside the river, Siddhartha finds peace.  There are two main themes in Siddhartha; the father/son theme and the theme of peace and totality....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Review Of Demian By Hesse

- How to be Enlightened A Review of Demian, by Hermann Hesse How does one become enlightened. Some would say, deep meditation, others would say, some long mystical journey that involves some spiritual guide. I think that the best person to study for that question would be Hermann Hesse. Hesse has written many books, involving profound ideas on the subject of enlightenment. One great book is Demian. I found three ways to become enlightened. The first is that we must look at the bible/religion as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Essays - The Four Castes of Orthodox Hinduism in Siddhartha

- The Four Castes of Orthodox Hinduism in Siddhartha The four castes of Orthodox Hinduism are Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. These four castes are the four stages of a man's life and four legitimate ends that a man may pursue. Author Hermann Hesse applied each of these four stages to the different phases of Siddhartha's path leading to peace. The novel Siddhartha relates the story of a young man traveling the path leading to peace. This young man is Siddhartha. Throughout the novel, Siddhartha changes his religion and "thoughts" about the ways of the world several times....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Siddhartha by Herman Hessee

- Siddhartha by Herman Hessee Author Information Born in1877 in Wirtemberg, a town in the Black Forest, Hermann Hesse is ranked among the great masters of contemporary literature. Coming from a family of missionaries on both sides, Hesse was intended to follow in the footsteps of his father, a Protestant pastor and missionary; however, at an early age, he began to rebel against the life proscribed for him and sought a nontraditional path. Even though his father remained an inspiring example of living faith, young Hesse sensed the discrepancy between his father's practices and beliefs....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Free Siddhartha Essays: Theme of Unity

- Theme of Unity in Siddhartha In Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, Unity is a reflecting theme of this novel and in life. Unity is "the state of being one or a unit; harmony, agreement in feelings or ideas or aims, etc." Unity is first introduced by means of the river and by the mystical word "Om." Direct commentary from Siddhartha and the narrator also introduces the theme. Frequent allusions to the river correspond w/ Siddhartha's infinite thoughts of Unity and his initial plans to strive for it....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Steppenwolf

- Steppenwolf Steppenwolf opens with a preface by a young businessman, who introduces a sheaf of notes left behind by a lodger in his attic rooms several years before. This young man, the landlady's nephew, describes the eccentric lodger, Harry Haller, who called himself a Steppenwolf, meaning in German a wolf of the steppes, or plains. The narrator finds this an odd but apt description of the shy, lonely wanderer who revealed little about himself but left a haunting memory. The preface recounts Harry's arrival and the narrator's several encounters with him- on the stairs, at a concert and an art lecture, and in a tavern....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Siddhartha’s Influences

- Siddhartha’s Influences In the novel Siddhartha, Herman Hesse used other characters to let Siddhartha grow both intellectually and spiritually. During the course of his journey, Siddhartha encountered many people and experienced different ways of living and thinking about life. Each person taught him something about himself and the world around him. Siddhartha’s childhood friend, Govinda, educated him about the importance of choosing a path in his own life. Govinda had always been a step behind Siddhartha, following every decision he made....   [tags: Siddhartha Herman Hesse]

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Finding Enlightenment in Herman Hesse's Siddhartha

- Finding Enlightenment in Herman Hesse's Siddhartha Growing up, children learn most everything from their elders. Yet, an elder nor a book can help a person to enlightenment. Nor can they teach a person to find their soul. The path to a person’s Atman is a personal journey, one to be endured, not taught. The meaning of a person’s life is not a subject to be read in books. The meaning of life is slowly attained through wisdom, enduring life and searching for the right path along the way. In the novel Siddhartha, Gotama cannot teach enlightenment because that wisdom cannot be communicated through words, only through experience....   [tags: Herman Hesse, Siddhartha]

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billy Budd By Herman Melville: Captain Vere

- "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville: Captain Vere In the novella "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville, Captain Vere is the “ tragic hero”. he is neither good nor evil, but rather a man whose concept of order, discipline, and legality forces him to obey the codes of an authority higher than himself even though he may be in personal disagreement. Captain Vere is sailor that is distinctive even in a time of renowned sailors. He has noble blood in him, but his advancement through the naval ranks to that of captain is due more to his outstanding service and personal merits than through any connections that he may have had....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Siddhartha and the River

- The story took place in India during the time of Buddha. In the village of the Brahmans there was a young, handsome, and wise boy named Siddhartha. Unable to quench his thirst for truth, knowledge, and wisdom he and his close friend, Govinda, left the village to join the Samanas, a group of ascetics, holy men. For three years Siddhartha and Govinda lived the life of the Samanas, by having no possessions, living in the forests, begging for food, fasting, meditating, and practicing self-denial....   [tags: Hermann Hesse, Essays]

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History of Herman Melville

- Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819. He was the third child of eight. Herman went to school early in New York City. His dad used to travel a lot and used to tell him stories which sparked his love of adventure. His father was always on boats and told stories about the giant waves and the ships breaking like sticks. His father also enjoyed talking about Liverpool also, being that it was one of his father’s favorite places to visit. His father was an importer of French goods and became bankrupt and insane and he died when Melville was 12....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Siddhartha's Journey of Self-Actualization in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

- In “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha is put to the test to find inner enlightenment while trying to discover himself. He must work through the hardships and overcome loosing himself along the way. Siddhartha began his adolescence with learning the ways of Brahman in hopes to find enlightenment by following the footsteps of his father. He lived along with his best friend Govinda but slowly grew discontent with his life. He felt empty and was hungry for something new. “that the wise Brahmans already revealed to him the most and the best of their wisdom, that they had already filled his expecting vessel with their richness, and the vessel was not full, the spirit was not content, the so...   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Lawyer and the Pandhandler in "Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville

- In the story of Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, there is a lawyer who narrates the entire story. He owns his own law practice and also has an assortment of scribes who work for him. The first scrivener, named Turkey, was a hard worker until 12 o’ clock noon daily. Following that time, his work begins to diminish. The second, who they called Nippers, was the complete opposite. He worked best during the afternoon and evening hours. Lastly, Bartleby didn’t do much work at all. He was lazy, he had nothing to lose, and he understood how to take advantage of someone else’s kindness....   [tags: Bartleby the Scrivener. Herman Melville, employees]

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Herman Melville's Billy Budd - The Tragedy of Billy Budd

- The Tragedy of Justice in Billy Budd Charles Reich's assessment of the conflict in Billy Budd focuses on the distinction between the laws of society and the laws of nature. Human law says that men are "the sum total of their actions, and no more." Reich uses this as a basis for his assertion that Billy is innocent in what he is, not what he does. The point of the novel is therefore not to analyze the good and evil in Billy or Claggart, but to put the reader in the position of Captain Vere, who must interpret the laws of both man and nature....   [tags: Herman Melville Billy Budd Essays]

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Hermann Hesse & Gotama Buddha

- Hermann Hesse, was a great and inspirational writer. Gotama Buddha, was a holy man whose teachings changed the lives of many people. What do they have in common. Born almost 1500 years apart Hesse and Buddha lived parallel lives. Both were expected to follow in their father’s footsteps, both left the people they cared for, both were rebels, and both chose to follow their own paths to fulfill their individual destiny. Throughout Hesse’s life he tried many different school subjects and jobs, but could not decide what to do....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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Allusions in Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

- ... The narrator represents Peter, and Bartleby represents Jesus. When Peter was confronted by the servant girls and the High Priest in The Bible he denied knowing Jesus three times. “17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, ‘You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?’ He said, ‘I am not.’” (NKJV, John 18:17). Peter denied Jesus because he was afraid of being arrested and killed for being associated with Jesus. The narrator denied Bartleby because he was afraid that he would have to deal with his inability to work again....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Selfish Theme Analysis in Bartleby by Herman Melville

- ... The narrator was extremely caring. He could have been harsh, rude, or even fire him right away but instead, he controlled his anger and examined what was happening. “For a few moments I was turned into a pillar of salt, standing at the head of my seated column of clerks. Recovering myself, I advanced towards the screen, and demanded the reason for such extraordinary conduct.”(Herman Melville, page 315). another great example is, “With any other man I should have flown out right into a dreadful passion, scorned all further words, and thrust him ignominiously from my presence....   [tags: Narrator, Attitude Story]

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Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener

- The extremely simplified definition of civil disobedience given by Webster’s Dictionary is “nonviolent opposition to a law through refusal to comply with it, on grounds of conscience.” Thoreau in “Civil Disobedience” and Martin Luther King in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” both argue that laws thought of as unjust in one’s mind should not be adhered to. In Herman Melville’s “Bartleby,” a man named Bartleby is thought of by many to be practicing civil disobedience. His actions are nonviolent, and he refuses to comply with anything his boss says....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Herman Melville

- Herman Melville created many characters in his writing that had a mysterious nature to them. Melville himself had a bit of mystery in his own personal character and this quality is shown through many characters such as Claggart and Bartleby. Besides having a mysterious side to him, this author was stubborn. Even though his work wasn’t always praised he remained determined and pretty much always wrote what he wanted to write. This stubbornness was shown through his characters Captain Veere in Billy Budd and Bartleby in the story "Bartleby the Scrivener." Melville was also passively resistant and he shows this through his characters Billy Budd and Bartleby....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Siddhartha - The Three Stages

- Siddhartha - The Three Stages "On the great journey of life, if a man cannot find one who is better or at least as good as himself, let him journey joyfully alone." The story of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse makes this point true. The main character Siddhartha dealt with the Samanas and Gotama Buddha, the second with Kamala and then the ferryman. The three parts correspond to the three stages though which Siddhartha passes on his journey to enlightenment: The stage of the mind; the stage of the flesh; the stage of transcendence....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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The Search for Enlightenment in Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

- The story of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is a story of love , learning and the search of happiness for inner self. The main character Siddhartha has learned all that is needed from the holy books and his teachers but believes none has really helped him reach the enlightment he truly searches for. His only solution was to become free and leave his family and go where life takes him, which starts off by joining the Samanas , a group of priests who go through life by practicing asceticism....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

- In this paper I analyzed the novel "Bartleby the Scrivener" written by Herman Melville. My goal is to answer the question about the power of words and the readers interpretation of them. I appraoched the research using the article of Roland Barthes "Textual Anlysis of Tale of Poe." The proposed method of analysis is good but it works only with small texts. In this case the text is a small tale, but is full of meaningful moments that merrit to be decoded. If using the method for longer texts, the analysis would transform into a long research that may loose connections between meanings of words and expressions....   [tags: chronological code, social code]

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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

- Benito Cereno by Herman Melville In many stories, the main characters carry the plot of a story throughout the book. The author often expresses the message that he desires the reader to receive through their thoughts and actions. Yet, the minor characters often have a large affect on the outcome of the book, although it is not quite as obvious to the reader. By altering the thoughts or actions of the main characters, a seemingly minor player in a novel may actually, at closer examination, be an important player in the plot....   [tags: Papers]

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Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

- “Bartleby, the Scrivener” is an interesting short story written by Herman Melville for Putnam's magazine at a time when Melville was in need for money (Davis 183). The narrator opens with a description of himself, his employees, and the fact that his business has recently grown. Soon after, the narrator, who is a lawyer, hires an additional employee by the name of Bartleby, the namesake of the story. He then proceeds to tell the reader all he knows of Bartleby: how he started off copying as desired; how he then “preferred not to” do the tasks that were asked of him; how he was eventually fired but refused to leave, even when the lawyer moved his practice; how he was put into prison; and how...   [tags: business, narrator, lawyer]

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How Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman Influenced My Story

- It was in the absurd and unnatural intercourse of Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman, my college communications teacher, that my story was conceived. I had already given several speeches for Mrs. Hausman and had grown weary of the class when she insisted on one more speech for our final grade. I went straight to brainstorming but when I looked down after fifteen minutes of pondering I found an unblemished piece of white paper. Desperate for a subject I scanned the classroom and saw a flyer advertising commercial fishing job opportunities in Alaska....   [tags: gray skies and stormy seas]

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Analysis of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

- Hermann Hesse was born in July of 1877 and died at the age of 85 in August of 1962. Hesse is a German poet, novelist, and a painter. His best know works include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and many others. Hesse has also won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Siddhartha is a book by Hermann Hesse. The book was made in 1922 and is 152 pages long. The book was originally wrote in German but it was translated into English. Siddhartha was Hesse’s ninth book. It was published in Germany in 1922 but then published in 1951 in the United States, but it didn’t really become popular and influential until the 1960s....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Psychological Aspect of Demian, by Hermann Hesse

- One of the largest goals of modern literature is to explore the psyche; a collection of the conscious and subconscious actions of humans. Generally, the human mind is explored through the use of a character that is subjected to a series of emotional challenges and tests. This character may often reflect on the author himself or simply what the author’s take on psychology and the human mind is. In the novel Demian, by Hermann Hesse, the author invites the reader to explore the mind of the character Emil Sinclair by including forms of stream of consciousness narration and an open-ended ending to the book....   [tags: Hermann Hesse, Demian Essays]

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Herman Melville's Billy Budd - Billy Budd as Allegorical Figure

- Billy Budd as Allegorical Figure An allegory is a symbolic story. Herman Melville's Billy Budd is an example of an allegory. The author uses the protagonist Billy Budd to symbolize a superior being who has a perfect appearance and represents goodness. Melville shows the reader that a superior being can be an innocent victim of evil and eventually destroyed. In, Melville's Billy Budd, the main character is an allegorical figure who symbolizes all goodness in men....   [tags: Herman Melville Billy Budd Essays]

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Herman Melville

- Herman Melville In 1850 while writing The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's publisher introduced him to another writer who was in the midst of a novel. This was Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick. Hawthorne and Melville became good friends at once, for despite their dissimilar backgrounds, they had a great deal in common. Melville was a New Yorker, born in 1819, one of eight children of a merchant of distinguished lineage. His father, however, lost all his money and died when the boy was 12....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Siddhartha Essays: Finding the Truth

- Finding Truth in Siddhartha In Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, a classic novel about enlightenment, the main character, Siddhartha, goes on a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Siddhartha encounters many who try to teach him enlightenment, undoubtedly the most important being the Buddha himself. Although Siddhartha rejects the Buddha's teachings, saying that wisdom cannot be taught, we can see, nevertheless, that along his journey for understanding Siddhartha encounters the Four Noble Truths that are a central theme in Buddhism: suffering, the cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the middle path....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Hermann Hesse’s Use of Literary Devices in Siddhartha

- Siddhartha is a much respected son of a Brahmin who lives with his father in ancient India. Everyone in their town expects Siddhartha to act like his father and become successful. Although he lives a very high quality life, Siddhartha is dissatisfied and along with his best friend Govinda- wants nothing more than to join the group of wandering ascetics called Samana’s. This group starves themselves, travels almost naked and must beg for the food they survive on. This group of people believes that to achieve enlightenment and self-actualization: body image, health, physical and material desires must be thrown away....   [tags: Enlightenment, Self-actualization]

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Herman Melville's Billy Budd - Captain Vere was Correct

- Captain Vere was Correct in Billy Budd Captain Vere makes the correct decision by executing Billy Budd. If CaptainVere lets Billy live the rest of the crew might get the impression that they will not be held accountable for their crimes. If the crew feels that they can get away with what ever they want then there is a chance that they might form a rebellion and have a mutiny. A mutiny would destroy the stability and good name of the ship and the crew. Captain Vere does not want to see this happen....   [tags: Herman Melville Billy Budd Essays]

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Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

- Out of the Dust is a 1934 historical fiction novel written by Karen Hesse. The setting of the novel is in a struggling farm in Joyce City in Oklahoma. The novel talks of the challenges faced by Billie Jo a 13 year old girl and her family. It tells of Billie’s struggles a she grows up in Oklahoma Dust Bowl during the depression. Billie’s father was a farmer but his crops fail to nourish because of the drought but Billie is determined to make a better life for herself. Billie was a pianist and got a chance to travel around town with other aspiring performers but her mother never gave her the support she desperately needed....   [tags: literrary analysis]

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Bartleby the Scrivener: The Mysterious Bartleby

- “Bartleby the Scrivener”, by Herman Melville, is a work of literature with deep seated meaning. In this short story the narrator, who is a lawyer, hires an unusual employee, Bartleby. This man fascinates the lawyer to the point of causing him to excessively accommodate Bartleby, despite loss of profit from these privileges bestowed upon the nonconforming scrivener. Bartleby appears to be a manifestation of Melville’s inner feelings at the time of the writing of the text. So little is known of Bartleby that the reason behind his condition is almost entirely unascertainable....   [tags: Herman Melville]

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Free Siddhartha Essays: The River and the Mind/Body Dichotomy

- The River and the Mind/Body Dichotomy in Siddhartha In Herman Hesse's work Siddhartha, the primary physical symbol of division is the river. One side of the river represents "geist", or a realm concerned with the spiritual world. The second side represents "natur", the natural world where the flesh is engorged with pleasure and earthly satisfaction. Siddhartha begins on the spiritual side of the river. He is in training to become an excellent Brahmin like his father, much is expected of this intelligent and attractive young man....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Siddhartha - The Snake, the Bird and the River

- Symbols and Symbolism in Siddhartha - The Snake, the Bird and the River    In Herman Hess's, Siddhartha, Siddhartha's constant growth and spiritual evolution is elucidated through the symbolism of the snake, the bird and the river. As a snake sheds it's skin in order to continue its physical growth, Siddhartha sheds the skins of his past: " he realized that something had left him, like the old skin a snake sheds/ Something was no longer with him, something that had accompanied him right through his youth and was a part of him" (37)....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Siddharta's Journey to Self Enlightenment

- In Siddhartha written by Hermann Hesse the protagonist, Siddhartha, explores different beliefs in order to achieve enlightment with the hardships of losing himself along the way. Siddhartha’s journey for enlightment teaches him a great lesson of being able to identify who he is and discover his own beliefs in order to achieve enlightment. Siddhartha began his youth as a Brahman with potential to be one of the greatest in the community because of how simple it is for him to grasp certain concepts....   [tags: Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha Essays]

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Diction, Tone and Style Used in Hermann Hesse's Novel Demian

- It seems rather obvious, but in order to write a decent piece of literature, an author must be able to write well. The best story in the world can be turned into something unreadable if the language is not expertly crafted into something that will capture the reader’s attention and hold it for a prolonged period of time. In addition, the author must fit his or her language to the story they are telling through the use of tone and mood. In the novel Demian, by Hermann Hesse, the language used conveys the story in a strong manner through the use of diction, tone, and style....   [tags: Hermann Hesse, Demian Essays]

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Karen Hesse An American Author

- Karen Hesse An American Author A Look at the Life of Karen Hesse As children, we all had magnificent dreams and aspirations. Whether they were to walk on the moon or to discover a new plant species, dreams were the things that kept us going; kept us striving towards obtaining what we wanted. For Karen Hesse, many dreams came and went throughout her life, but the idea of becoming a published author was always instilled in her mind. Karen Hesse was born August 29, 1952 and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville

- In the novel Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, a microcosm lives in the Pequod. Throughout the story, the microcosm is apparent in the control and superiority of Captain Ahab, friendship, religion, and the struggles of good and evil. The Pequod symbolizes the views, actions, thoughts, and the various types of people in the world. Ahab’s power and authority show that he is the leader in this small world. He conjures allegiance and fear out of the crew. Dagoo, Tashtego, and Queequeg are the minorities on the ship(for obvious reasons) and represent the minorities of the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Herman Wouk's The Winds of War How Should One Read A Book?

- Herman Wouk's  The Winds of War - How Should One Read A Book.       While reading Herman Wouk's classic tale, The Winds of War, I came across several passages describing a young man's vision of Germany. Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my sub-conscious state to a more subtle and unconscious condition, several questions begin to from within my mind....   [tags: Winds of War Essays]

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Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

- Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville Herman Melville, an American novelist and major literary figure explored psychological themes in many of his works. Herman Melville was born in 1819 in New York City into an established merchant family. The family's fortune had taken a decline that led to bankruptcy and caused insanity to enter into his father's Life. Through his writing, Melville recreated a part of life that existed then, and is prevalent in our society today. Low self esteem along with self perception and how others percieve us, can be a factor leading to depression....   [tags: Papers]

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Hinduism in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

- Hinduism is a religion with no known founder, with its understandings and actions developing over thousands of years. This religion has roots from the Aryan people’s religion, when they invaded India at 1500 BCE. The Aryans created a caste system when they invaded India so their kin would remain in power. Hinduism has absorbed and accepted this caste system as a large part of their religion. They believe in reincarnation, which is being reborn after you die, and Samsara, the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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Experiencing the Magic Theater

- After reading Herman Hesse’s “Steppenwolf,” one probably notices the main character in this novel, Harry Haller, is in a constant internal battle, where there is a “continual and deadly enmity” (41-42) between two natures, one where he claims to possess and the other to be divided by “a human and a wolfish one” (41). Although one can gain many insights from reading Steppenwolf, I believe Haller seeks to conform to the bourgeois in every aspect of his life. However, he belatedly realizes how he actually despises the bourgeois for its complacency and conformity....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Harry Haller]

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Siddharta's Journey to Self Enlightenment

- Siddhartha is a novel about the ultimate quest every man must take in life. The protagonist Siddhartha is on a quest of the self. The ultimate question, why are we here. He is on a quest to lose one self and find Nirvana. Which religion or way of living is the most divine. He is also on a quest to achieve enlightenment. The author of this novel is Hermann Hesse. He was born in the German Empire in the year of 1877. He wrote Siddhartha in 1922. It has similarities to many other works of the same time period and from the same region....   [tags: Self-Actualization, Hermann Hesse]

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How Tone is Established in Moby Dick

- Herman Melville was a very creative and intelligent writer for his time. With his usage of figurative language and his many allusions to Shakespeare and the Bible, one cannot fully grasp the depth and perception of Moby Dick. One can never truly understand the full meaning behind the text. The classic novel, Moby Dick, unfortunately, did not become popular until after his death and is arguably one of the most famous works of American Literature. Moby Dick, or The Whale, is often referred to as “The Great American Novel”....   [tags: Herman Melville]

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Herman Melville's Moby Dick

- Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" In Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, a recurring theme of death is seen throughout the book. A coffin appears at the beginning of the book and at the end of the book, Ishmael sees a large oil painting that foreshadows and represents many things and events that follow in the book, and Fedallah makes a prophecy talking about hearses and predicts Ahab’s death. Ishmael stays at The Sprouter-Inn, whose proprietor was a man named Peter Coffin. In the end, Ishmael clings to a coffin for over a day until rescued by another boat....   [tags: Moby Dick Melville Death Essays]

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The Quest for Peace in Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

- Siddhartha, an allegorical novel written by Hermann Hesse, primarily tells the tale of an Indian man, Siddhartha, and his quest for peace and totality during the time of the Buddha. The story focuses on him leaving his family home in India to find this peace and totality, but the theme of this story is not just about Siddhartha, there is an underlying theme which demonstrates that Siddhartha is not the only person searching for this peace, and this quest is not solely the theme of the story for Siddhartha, but for many of the characters, Siddhartha included....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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A Capitalist World in Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

- The Good Samaritan In Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” we are introduced to a capitalist world, a capitalist world in which an economic system controlled by private owners with the goal of making profit in the market economy exist. The story is narrated by a man mostly known as “The Lawyer”, the “elderly man” who seeks God’s acceptance by his so called “kindness” shown to his employees (Melville1483). He only sees them as property clearly shown by the following words he uses “myself, my employees, my business, my chambers and general surroundings” (Melville 1484)....   [tags: economic systems, christ parable, christians]

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The Development of Characters in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

- The characters in a novel can make or break a story. In fact, some of the plot details, symbols, or themes will appear confusing or thoughtless solely if the characters are not properly worked into the novel. However, characters, when well thought-out, can also enhance a work of literature, pushing it beyond the realm of generic plots and simple, noncomplex themes and symbols. In the novel Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, the development of Characters such as Siddhartha, Govinda, and Vasudeva help the reader to better understand the central message that the author is trying to portray....   [tags: Character Analysis, Siddhartha Essays]

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Siddhartha, By Hermann Hesse

- In the novel, Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, the main protagonist, Siddhartha, reaches enlightenment while meditating by a river. When Siddhartha reflected on his newfound knowledge, he states “I looked at my life, and it, too, was a river, and Siddhartha the boy was separated by Siddhartha the man and from Siddhartha the old man merely by shadows, not by anything real”. Recently I have attempted to reach a similar enlightenment as Siddhartha through meditation, and have come to a conclusion that differs slightly from Siddhartha’s....   [tags: Emotion, Time, Hermann Hesse, Present]

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Moby Dick, By Herman Melville

- In Herman Melville’s world-renowned tale, Moby Dick, the crew aboard the Pequod sail the seas in order to hunt, capture, and kill a mysteriously terrifying sperm whale named “Moby Dick”. For centuries, humans have used technological advances to protect their elite status in the animal kingdom, at the unfortunate expense of species ignorantly perceived as being too weak or unintelligent to fight back. Moby Dick illuminates one of the most historically cruel instances of selfishly-oriented, industrial engineering: whaling and hunting animals for sport....   [tags: Moby-Dick, Sperm whale, Cetacea, Mammal]

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The Benefits of Dependence in Safekeeping, by Karen Hesse

- In a location where life is at stake and a person must carry on as an individual for survival, is it possible to survive with no help from others. In the book Safekeeping, by Karen Hesse, the main character Radley Sherborne is in a place where the circumstances around her can result in imprisonment or even death. This is not the only time Radley had to fend herself, as in Haiti she had to care for the little beings and keep them alive as well as her herself due to poverty. In this novel Radley eventually figures out that an individual can only survive when dependant on someone else for something....   [tags: survival, relationships, food]

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Hermann Hesse's Demian

- Hermann Hesse's Demian The biblical story of Abel and Cain was deeply rooted in this novel. This theme was used to explore the life of a young man growing up in Germany. Compared to the novel Siddhartha, Demian had a more surrealistic quality to it. Some of the physical events that occurred would not have been possible in reality. In Siddhartha, only the mental events were surreal. The theme of self-discovery was explored with a Jung approach. Hermann Hesse was obviously under the influence of Dr....   [tags: Hesse Demian Essays]

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Search for Meaning in Siddhartha

- Search for Meaning in Siddhartha      Siddhartha is a young man on a long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigma of a man's role on this earth. Through his travels, he finds love, friendship, pain, and identity. He finds the true meaning behind them the hard way, but that is the best way to learn them. He starts out by finding friendship with his buddy, Govinda. They have been friends ever since their childhood. There are really close, like each other's shadow. They have traveled and lived most of their life together....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Siddhartha Essays: Form, Style, and Content

- Form, Style, and Content in Siddhartha     Joseph Mileck asserts in Hermann Hesse: Life and Art that Siddhartha is a perfect exemplification of what he calls, "conscious craftsmanship". For Mileck, Hesse consciously synchronized form and substance in Siddhartha to best illustrate a feeling of unity and the journey through the mind, body, and soul. In Siddhartha, Hesse consciously crafted a piece that is unified in form, style, and content, and created an atmosphere in which each one of these elements is perfectly complementary with the others....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Herman Melvilles Wall Street

- The Lawyer embraces life and does everything in his power to help his fellow man. This is what I see in this individual. Herman Melville's short story " Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street" is one in which the main character is virtuous by nature. The Lawyer is so tolerant of Turkey and Nipper's unusual behaviors that he showers them with kindness. His kind nature is tested even further by Bartleby's behavior. It seems perfectly obvious that the Lawyer goes out of his way to be sensitive to Bartleby's needs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Uniting Mind, Body, and Spirit in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

- Uniting Mind, Body, and Spirit in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha Each of us has innate desire to understand the purpose of our existence.  As Hermann Hesse illustrates in his novel Siddhartha, the journey to wisdom may be difficult.  Organized religion helps many to find meaning in life but it does not substitute careful introspection. An important message of Siddhartha is that to achieve enlightenment one must unite the experiences of mind, body, and spirit.             In the first part of the book, Siddhartha is consumed by his thirst for knowledge.  He joined the samanas and listened to the teachings of the Buddha in attempt to discern the true way to Nirvana.  Though he perfe...   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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River in Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

- River in "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse The river is a source of knowledge. It symbolises a teacher, a guru, one who knows and is aware of this knowledge and who imparts it to those who seek knowledge from it. In Herman Hesse’s novella Siddhartha, the protagonist Siddhartha is deeply mystified by the secrets and puzzles of the river. He seeks to unravel and them and gain knowledge from the river in order to achieve his goal of attaining nirvana, enlightenment. He is helped in his course by a ferryman Vasudeva, who has lived all his life close to the river, transporting people from one side to the other....   [tags: Sidhartha Herman Hesse Essays]

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Cyclical Structure of Narcissus & Goldmund by Herman Hess

- Cyclical Structure of Narcissus and Goldmund Narcissus & Goldmund, by Herman Hess, contains a distinct cyclical structure. This structure is contributed to through characters, themes, ideas, times, and places. Each of these elements facilitate the development of an organized, creative work, delving deep into the human psyche to reveal that both Narcissus and Goldmund are players in the same game. There are three separate cycles present in the novel. The first cycle occurs during the first year or two after Goldmund has left Mariabronn....   [tags: Goldmund Herman Hess]

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The Quest for Self Discovery in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

- The Quest for Self Discovery in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha “Then he [Siddhartha] suddenly saw clearly that he was leading a strange life, that he was doing many things that were only a game, that he was quite cheerful and sometimes experienced pleasure, but that real life was flowing past him and did not touch him. Like a player who plays with his ball, he played with his business, with the people around him, watched them, derived amusement from them; but with his heart, with his real nature, he was not there” (Hesse 57-58)....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Moby Dick ' By Herman Melville

- "Moby Dick" is a novel written by Herman Melville that was published in 1851, and has since become known as a brilliant work of American literature. The story has characters that are complex and thought-provoking, a few of the interesting characters are: Fedallah, Pip and Ahab. The story revolves around Ahab and his desire to kill Moby Dick, but Fedallah and Pip are significant as well. Both, Fedallah and Pip may be seen as two representations of Ahab 's character. In order to fully grasp how Fedallah and Pip relate to Ahab, an analysis of both characters would be helpful....   [tags: Moby-Dick, Herman Melville, Boy, Pequod]

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Analysis Of ' The Dinner ' By Herman Koch

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Point of View in Bartleby, the Scrivener

- Point of View is incorporated in to stories to show the readers how the story is told. It includes describing the position and person in the story. Position is how far the narrator is from everything that is going on in the story. Person is way the narrator shows the character and their attitude. There are four different parts that make up the Point of View. These four parts include: Third-Person Omniscient, Third Person Limited Omniscient, First Person, and the Objective. Third-Person Omniscient is when the author of the story, tells the story as a narrator....   [tags: Herman Melville]

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Herman Miller.

- Herman Miller: Role Model in Employee and Environmental Relations Case Summary and Questions for debate • The company had been a model for almost 70 years – until the 1990’s EMPLOYEE RELATIONS • Used as example of superb employee relations in business text books like o A Passion for Excellence o The 100 Best Companies to Work For in America • Interesting point of how the founder named the company after his father-in-law, giving honor to him who supported the business both in financial start-up and via family • The DuPree family maintained a paternalistic relationship with their employees • DuPree family brought their devout, faith influenced values to the co...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Daoism in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

- Daoism, alternatively known as Taoism, is a religion originating in China, founded by Dao De Jing, that’s goal is to teach its followers to reach contentment by focusing on the “way.” This “way” is known as Dao, or Tao, which focuses on following the chain of events that occur in nature. Others define it as “the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change.” Following Dao would bring the Daoist sage to become one with nature through meditation and leading a good, moral life....   [tags: Taoism, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Maturation of Siddhartha

- The Maturation of Siddhartha Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse is the story of a young Indian noble who ventures off in the world to find an understanding of the meaning of life. His journey begins as a young Brahmin who yearned to unwind the complexities of his existence. He ends as an old sage who has found peace within himself and his surroundings. Throughout the book, Hesse allows the reader to trace Siddhartha's maturation process both through his experiences, and people with whom he comes in contact....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Analysis of the Film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Directed by Mark Herman

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The Movie ' The Boy 's Of The Striped Pajamas ' Directed And Written By Mark Herman

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Free Siddhartha Essays: Significance of the River

- The Significance of the River in Siddhartha In the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse the significance of the river is displayed throughout the experiences that Siddhartha has next to the river and the things that by listening to the sound he comes to understand. Siddhartha is learning something from the moment he rides the ferry to the time when Govinda lays on the ground with tears flowing uncontrollably. Siddhartha admits to having no money to pay for the voyage, but the Ferryman says that friendship is payment enough, and takes him into town....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Analysis of Herman Melville´s Moby Dick

- ... Melville reminds the audience that like Ahab, the first mate of the Jeroboam sought out Moby-Dick with his harpoon with high hopes, but his spiritual insolence lead to Macey’s death. One evil Biblical king warns another of the costs of taking God’s doings into human hands. Herman Melville reveals the ultimate punishment that befalls on any man who attempts to rise above his limitations. This encounter ends as Gabriel, refuses to take a letter intended for the deceased first mate of the Jeroboam, which predicted that Ahab shall “soon [be] going that way” to the bottom of the sea and beyond (269)....   [tags: society, justice, humanity, allusions]

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Herman Melville's Story, Bartleby, the Scrivener

- In Herman Melville's short story, Bartleby, the Scrivener, the narrator's attitude towards Bartleby is constantly changing, the narrator's attitude is conveyed through the author's use of literary elements such as; diction-descriptive and comical, point of view-first person, and tone-confusion and sadness. One of the literary elements that Melville uses that convey the narrator's attitude towards Bartleby is diction. The author's diction in this short story is very descriptive and is also slightly comical....   [tags: Bartleby the Scrivener]

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Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

- The book tells us about Harry Heller, one different guy, with "Wolf nature" as the treat of Steppenwolf says; this treat was received by Harry from an unknown person. Everything begins when Harry Haller arrives to a room he'd rented. Harry leaves the room, gives a walk and discover some ads that he considered interesting, for example the magic theater entrance, with the not for everyone legend. Back to his room, he crosses a street and sees a guy carrying an advertisement of the same theater and a box that Harry wants to buy; the guy gives him a brochure and leaves....   [tags: Steppenwolf Hesse]

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The Importance of Sacrifice in Hesse’s Siddhartha

- Pablo Picasso once said, “Every positive value has its price in negative terms.” When a person is in search of “the good life,” it is inevitable that sacrifices must be made in order to attain that favorable end goal. What these people sacrifice, or their “cost of the good life,” can take many different forms. Contrary to popular belief, a cost could potentially affect one’s emotional and physical status, and not just one’s economic status. A cost could even take a toll on society as a whole....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Themes of Siddhartha

- The Themes of Siddhartha         There are two themes developed in Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.  One theme is that people can teach religious doctrine, but it may not lead one to find one's true inner "self".  The other theme is that knowledge can be taught, but wisdom comes from experience.  The main character, Siddhartha, came to these understandings during his glorious journey to find spiritual enlightenment.         In order to find his "self", Siddhartha undertook a quest that was split into four main parts.  These parts include:  understanding, escape from "self", knowledge of "self", and wisdom, (enlightenment)....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]

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Hinduism vs Buddhism in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

- Hinduism is mainly about understanding the Brahman which is ones permanent reality, or existence within ones Atman, which is ones permanent self. In Buddhism, it is about finding the Atman and not ones soul. In Hinduism, in order for one to reach the highest peak, one has to go through a process that involves removing ones distractions from life, which will lead to the understanding of the Brahman. As for in Hinduism one follows a strict life with regulations, that eventually moves to the understanding that nothing in ourselves is considered a “me” just an illusion of existence....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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Siddhartha and Kikuji

- The novellas, Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse and Thousand Cranes by Yasanari Kawabata both, have protagonists who set out on journeys. In Siddhartha, Siddhartha sets out on a journey to achieve nirvana, whereas, Kikuji in Thousand Cranes, sets out to distance himself from his late father and marry. The protagonists both encounter obstacles and the way they overcome them is different as well due to the way they were brought up and the time period. It is the methods they choose to overcome the obstacles of their paths and whether or not they decide to overcome it that decides if they succeed or fail in their journeys....   [tags: Herman Hesse, Yasanari Kawabata]

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Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse And Siddhartha

- Finding who you are will not happen overnight it takes time, energy and an abundance of effort, just like Siddhartha, in Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. He realizes that he has to find his own enlightenment because the enlightenment people around him are looking for could not be taught. As Siddhartha goes on in his journey in life looking for his enlightenment, he encounters many paths; Brahmins, Samanas, and Buddhists. Of all the things he encounters, nothing gave him the feeling of Om he is looking for....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Hermann Hesse, Brahman]

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Man Versus Nature in Herman Melville's Moby Dick

- Man Versus Nature in Herman Melville's Moby Dick I conjure him in the storm-clouds above the bell-tower-- he is there, in that roiling expanse, the underbellies of the clouds like a huge celestial pod traveling with him. He is a shock of white against the mumbling sky-- the kind of sky that appears as an illustration in the Bible when the clouds part and there, just there, above the waiting shepherds, above Mary's bowed head, above the mountaintops, lo, the angel of the lord descends or even (beetle-browed and mighty) god himself is revealed....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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