Theme Of Love In Siddhartha

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Love: It’s About the Journey Love is a complicated thing. Throughout this novel, love appears to be scattered and abnormal. It continuously changes as Siddhartha searches for enlightenment. He rejects love from multiple people by believing it will hinder his spiritual journey, but in the end it only helps the journey progress. I was very conflicted reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hessse. I believe love should always be accepted for it harmonizes us, not only with others, but also with ourselves. From reading this novel, I concluded love gives us a greater understanding of humanity, and by being surrounded by it, helps us understand the world we live in and the people we inhabit it with. This, in turn, helps us understand ourselves better, who we are and who we want to be, and brings us more in touch with our inner being. Without love, are we really even human? Throughout this novel, Siddhartha constantly struggles with the idea of love. The first time love is presented, Siddhartha harshly rejects the love of his father. He felt a dissatisfaction with the love he was receiving, and therefore restricted himself from recognizing …show more content…
He had to search and screw up a few times to realize what his true purpose was. Siddhartha finds himself stuck in the process of trial and error and doesn 't realize his true enlightenment until the birth of his precious son. The immense love he has for his son finally opens his eyes to realize he has been wrong all these years, and love has to be accepted in order for him to reach enlightenment. Love brings joy and sorrow and everything in between that is needed for the conquest. Once Siddhartha realizes all of this and accepts this truth, he reaches enlightenment. He is proud to share this newly found knowledge with Govinda, his friend who loved him from the start. Love conquers all, no matter who you are, love is essential to your spiritual

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