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There had been many different books by numerous authors that have impacted the way one looks at life The book Siddharta is one of these This book shows Heeses fascination with eastern religions legends and fairytales It is about an Indian prince name Siddharta who goes on a quest to find who he really is In his quest he encounters many different pleasures and pains each having an affect on him and the way he thinks As he grows up he continues to learn different things and experience different events He finds out that he is exactly what he is hiding from and then discovers his true self The book Siddharta was started 1919 and was finished in 1922 in Switzerland World War I influenced Hermann Heese to write Siddharta Heese was born in 1877 in a small town of Cawl Germany He was the son of misssionaries and had a wide amount of exposure to different religions especially Indian religions He disliked the tough beliefs of his parents and seeked for the answer to the real meaning of life And that is how Siddharta came upon which has been called his best and most famous book Few people had negative criticisms to offer this book Some of this criticisms were that the book is historically inaccurate and that it is boring and uninteresting to those who has no interest in religion Although there were also many positive criticisms People have said that Heese use great structure and that the book opened up the western world to the eastern world Also the book uses great symbolism According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary symbolism is the practice of representing things by means of symbols or significance to objects events or relationships Although this is suppose to
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