Love : It 's About The Journey Essay

1000 Words Oct 30th, 2015 null Page
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 the spiritual wisdom which could lead to becoming something greater. The text states, “ Siddhartha had started to nurse discontent in himself, he had started to feel that the love of his father and the love of his mother, and also the love of his friend Govinda, would not bring him joy for ever and ever, would not nurse him, feed him and satisfy him”…

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