Essay PreviewMore ↓
Siddhartha is extremely proud of his ability to think, fast, and wait.
These qualities also allow him to get a job with Kamaswami as a merchant.
These are basically Siddhartha's life achievements. Being able to do these
things shows he is intelligent and more than able to do most tasks. This is
probably why he flaunts it, and is proud of these abilities so much. In this
essay I will discuss each of these abilities individually, and show how they
apply to his life, what they do to teach him, or show him, and also show how
they help him or hinder him in various situations.
The ability to think obviously is something to be proud of. When a man
can think on any topic, give feedback, and reflect on it, they are considered
very valuable in any situation or job. When Kamaswami first meets
Siddhartha, he is instantly impressed with his ability to read and write. We
see how this ability to think can gain a man instant respect. All
Siddhartha's life he has been reading, writing, meditating, and studying. It
is quite evident tat if you or I worked that hard, we would feel the same
achievement he has, and try to apply our abilities to anything we do. Aside
from thinking though, Kamaswami is also very impressed with waiting as we see
when he says, "Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good,
patience is better."
As much as Siddhartha thinks, his ability to wait is something that
really defines his character even better. This is also incorporates with
fasting, as well as thinking, but by itself waiting is extremely important.
I have found, in all my years, myself to be quite impatient. This will
probably harm me later in my life. The ability to wait also spurs the
ability to think, and fast. Throughout all his studies, Siddhartha had to
wait out the array of different teachings he went through to know truly in
his heart, that they didn't apply to him. To wait on something shows wisdom,
and maturity. These are traits that no good businessman can ignore, as
Kamaswami realizes. That is a major reason Siddhartha was hired.
Lastly, fasting is something that once again requires patience, and deep
How to Cite this Page
"Siddhartha." 123HelpMe.com. 16 Nov 2019
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The Role of Teachers in Herman Hesse's Siddhartha Throughout history there have been countless numbers of teachers: artisans, craftsmen, ideologist, to name a few. They have all master some skill, gained some wisdom, or comprehended an idea. These teachers have achieved knowledge which allows them to excel and to be above and beyond regular people. Knowledge is something everyone strives for, and many desire. To achieve knowledge, one must have an eye-opening experience, and epiphany that leads to the increase of one’s intellect and skill set.... [tags: Hesse Siddhartha]
1371 words (3.9 pages)
- 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]
348 words (1 pages)
- 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]
816 words (2.3 pages)
- 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]
866 words (2.5 pages)
- Siddhartha's Spiritual And Intellectual Growth In Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, a young Brahmin in the wealthier part of India, approximately three thousand years ago, decides to set a goal onto his life. He decides to journey along the path of enlightenment and reach Nirvana, a state of total bliss. His dear friend, Govinda, accompanies him on this journey.... [tags: Hesse Siddhartha]
1597 words (4.6 pages)
- The Symbols of the Smile and the River in Siddhartha An important symbol in Siddhartha is the smile. Each of the three characters in the story who attain a final state of complete serenity is characterized by a beautiful smile which reflects their peaceful, harmonious state. In each case this smile is a completely natural phenomenon; it cannot be created at will by people who have not attained the prerequisite state of harmony with life. The first character who is described as possessing this smile is Gotama, the Buddha.... [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]
1290 words (3.7 pages)
- 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]
310 words (0.9 pages)
- Finding Peace in Siddhartha "I have become distrustful of teachings and learning and that I have little faith in words that come to us from teachers." (Page 18) Siddartha experienced this when he was with the Samanas, still seeking for peace of the innersoul. He distrusted teachings because to attain peace, he must learn everything from himself. However, along his journey, he was indebted by a beautiful courtesan, a rich merchant, a dice player, a Bhuddist monk, and Vasudeva, for they had influenced him and he gained great knowledge from each of them.... [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]
798 words (2.3 pages)
- Siddhartha Siddhartha is extremely proud of his ability to think, fast, and wait. These qualities also allow him to get a job with Kamaswami as a merchant. These are basically Siddhartha's life achievements. Being able to do these things shows he is intelligent and more than able to do most tasks. This is probably why he flaunts it, and is proud of these abilities so much. In this essay I will discuss each of these abilities individually, and show how they apply to his life, what they do to teach him, or show him, and also show how they help him or hinder him in various situations.... [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]
587 words (1.7 pages)
- 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]
431 words (1.2 pages)
thought. As Siddhartha says "It is of great value, sir. If a man has
nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do. It, for
instance, had not learned to fast, he would have had to seek some type of
work today, either with you, or elsewhere, began hunger would have driven
him. But as it is, Siddhartha can wait calmly. He is not impatient, he is
not in need, he can ward off hunger for a long time, and them laugh at it.
Therefore, but fasting it useless sir." Siddhartha believes in fasting,
because it builds character, and lets him flaunt his ability to do certain
things even more so.
In conclusion, Siddhartha's three like achievements demonstrate how
really strong his character truly is. All these mean the world to him,
because his beliefs don't really incorporate a family. Although these traits
didn't score him any points with Kamala, she refused him and off he went.
Siddhartha has a very strong independence soul. These traits, thinking,
fasting, and waiting all define him as a very intelligent, hard working, and
patience young man. The reason is obvious to why he is so prove of his
achievements. They are impressive, and something he spent his lifetime