Analysis Of Siddhartha's Journey To The Truth

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Siddhartha 's journey to the Truth was by no means a simple one. The beginning of the novel, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, starts off by introducing Siddhartha 's struggle; "Siddhartha had begun to feel the seeds of discontent within in him... He had begun to suspect that that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their knowledge" (Hesse 5). Similarly, Neo, the main character in the Wachowskis ' The Matrix, feels a similar discontentment with his world, even though he is incredibly intelligent. Siddhartha is a successful scholar and Thomas Anderson is a successful computer programmer, both men have vast amounts of knowledge about the world but something else on a different level is nagging them. This brings up the question: is knowledge truth? …show more content…
Neo, however, doesn 't believe it. One of the many pieces of advice Morpheus gives Neo during his training is, "Don 't think you are. Know you are". In this case, he 's relating knowledge (thinking) to the truth (knowing). This theme comes up again at The Oracle 's apartment when Neo meets the young boy who tells him, " Do not try and bend the spoon. That 's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth" when Neo asks what the truth is he tells him, "that there is no spoon" and with that, Neo is able to bend the spoon. The Truth is not what you see or what you are told, it 's not the knowledge you have, but, it is what you believe and are able

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