March 2, 2009
How was the behavior of Siddhartha in the entire novel? Siddhartha is a spiritual man that wants to reach enlightenment by his own way; Siddhartha is extremely proud of his ability to think and learn things, though his youth he learned the wisdom of the Brahmin heritage and learned what the Samanas taught him; Siddhartha believes that teachers couldn’t help him to reach enlightenment and he is very confused by his own life. Siddhartha goes with a famous merchant in the city and when he meets with him he said that he can think, he can wait and he can fast. These qualities allow Siddhartha to get the job with the Kamaswami as a merchant. Being able to do these things, Siddhartha shows he is very intelligent and capacitated to do any task, but Siddhartha also feels miserable being rich. Siddhartha leave his friends, lovers and family members because he feels that they are not anymore important in his quest. But after Siddhartha realize that being treated equally by his own son he recognized what he did before was the same with his son.
Siddhartha is very proud by his own ability. He is very smart and he finds logical things in his teachings. When Siddhartha was young he had everything because he grew up in a wealthy family and people look him as a smart guy and they love him. Siddhartha felt uncomfortable of these things and he though it was not enough for him because all these things were given without doing anything. He wanted to reach enlightenment and learn things by his own way, he wants to be independent. Besides, he was a studious man, he learned the wisdom of the Brahmin heritage and he was really anxious and thirsty to learn more things. It allows Siddhartha to leave his home and find his new life in the real world. Something that I liked of Siddhartha was when he asked his father permission to leave his home. There, he showed a respectful behavior and good morals....