Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, follows a young man through his path of enlightenment Siddhartha is born and raised in India by family of the Brahmins class He has a best friend named Govinda, who loves him very much, just like everyone else does Siddhartha is considered to be the golden child of his community He is the best at everything that he does and everyone wants to befriend him His father makes sure to protect Siddhartha from all the wrong things in the world He doesn 't get to see the real world and all of the bad things it has, only the goods He believes he isn’t learning anything from this and can not grow Through this story we follow Siddhartha in finding himself through Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Path
Siddhartha has the urge to become enlightened There was something telling him to endure on his journey to enlightenment and thus begins the Hero Journey This is the first step towards his journey After seeing the Samanas, he decides he wants to follow in their footsteps to learn more about himself and the world that he has been sheltered from his whole life When he tells his family about his decision of becoming and Samana they refuse to let him go, especially his father who has done most of the sheltering This acts as the refusal to the journey In most stories of the Hero Path it is main character that refuses the call but in this story it his father After realizing that Siddhartha will not change his mind about becoming Samana, he lets him start his path towards enlightenment Govinda joins his friend on his journey He thinks if he sticks with Siddartha that maybe he can be as great as him
After departing from his home, Siddartha path of trial begin He has already crossed one threshold, his father Crossin...
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...to nirvana by using different reincarnations. Siddartha does this by going through all of his trials and obstacles through the people he meets and learning different traits from each of the people for example learning how to think, fast and wait from the Samana’s and the business and love from the Kamala and Kamaswami. He also learns the necessity principle which means that everything that happens to people teaches us something, weather it is good or bad. He learns that the nature of our relationship to other people and to the world around is that they are all connected through the soul. His final lesson is the proper view towards hardship, suffering, and inequality in the world. We have to look at it at as a way of learning and getting better. Siddartha reaches Nirvana when he accepts all of these lessons and has mastered the materialistic and spiritual world.
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