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The river is a common symbol that corresponds to he creative power of nature and of time On one hand it can signify fertility and on the other it signifies the irreversible passage of time and a sense of loss and oblivion It also phases into life peace refreshment rebirth entrance into the underworld the river Styx and the obedience to time life and law Siddartha written by Herman Hesse is one of those literary works that always comes back to the wise riverThe river is the most predominant and all-inclusive symbol in the novel The river represents for Siddartha and the continuous process of life and time the process of being and becoming and how all things are connected The river defines purity divides lands and intertwines and ultimately merges the transitions in Siddarthas journey and ultimately leads to the supernatural vision of totality and timelessness he reaches at the end of his quest Siddarthas vision on the riverbank leads to intuitive wisdomHe finally reaches his goal and becomes content with the direction his life had taken His journey was long and winding but ultimately ended with his exploration and understanding of his Self Siddartha finds peace as a ferryman at he banks of the river
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