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Siddhartha Quote Analysis

  • Submitted by: lollipoplover123
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 402 words

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Quotation Analysis #3
      Siddhartha-Hesse (60-90)

1)"Now, he thought, that all transitory things have slipped away from me again, I stand once more beneath the sun, as I once stood as a small child. Nothing is mine, I
know nothing, I possess nothing, I have learned nothing...when I am no longer young, when my hair is fast growing gray...now I am beginning again like a child."(Hesse
77)

This quote is important because it shows how much Siddhartha has changed throughout the novel. In this quote Govida sees Siddhartha wearing wealthy looking clothes
and almost does not recognize him. Govida is sort of angered by this because Siddhartha has changed so much. Siddhartha responds to Govida by explaining what has
happens calmly, unlike Govida.

2)"It is a good thing to experience everything oneself...As a child I learned that pleasures of the world and riches were not good. I have known it for a long time, but I
have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my ears, with my heart, with my stomach. It is a good thing that I know this."(Hesse 80)

Even though others are telling Siddhartha his ways of living are different and impractical, he does not believe so. Even though he went the other route of his family and
friends teachings doesn't mean he has taken the wrong path. Siddhartha is different and has a strong mindset of what he feels he needs to achieve. He has been his own
teacher in life and made many discoveries of himself throughout the way.

3)"It was true that he had never fully lost himself in another person to such an extent as to forget himself; he had never undergone the follies of love for another person.
He had never been able to do this, and it had then seemed to him that this was the biggest difference between him and the ordinary people... He was madly in
love."(Hesse 99)

Siddartha's emotions have caught up to him from his transitions and decisions he has made. Although he is...

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