The Importance Of Searching In Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

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Have you found what you are searching for in life? Do you wish to find that? Some people let searching for themselves get in the way of enjoying life. For example, in the story ‘Siddhartha’ by Hermann Hesse, the main character Siddhartha lets searching for himself get in the way of what is important in his life which is his friends and family. Too much searching in life can get in the way of what you are looking for in life. Also, the simplest truths can be found right in front of you without a prolonged amount of searching. He goes on a journey to find himself, leaving behind his family, friends, and hometown. He starts the journey to seek spiritual enlightenment with his best friend Govinda, but then Govinda eventually leaves Siddhartha. Siddhartha realizes he is all alone and wants his life back.

Siddhartha loves his family and friends. He makes many references to his mother in the beginning of the book and best friend Govinda. He and Govinda do everything together. The author says Govinda is like Siddhartha's shadow. Siddhartha sets out on his journey with Govinda. During the journey, Govinda must leave Siddhartha. Siddhartha is mournful of this. This makes him start to question things on his journey to enlightenment. He does not want to forget the main reason he is on this journey. He is still searching for himself and who he thinks he is, which is a follower of
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If you find something you really love, it can change who you are for the better. When one goes on a journey to find themselves, they can find something they really enjoy that they never would have found without the journey. This thing can define who this person is. Plus, when one gets to try all new different things to see what you like or what fits you. This never happened for Siddhartha, for it was only deconstructive for his
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