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atBennett, Robert. "An overview of Siddhartha." Literature Resource Center. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Mar. 2013. This essay argues that Hermann Hesse uses Eastern religious themes to create the story to enhance it itself. He compares it to traditional ways of India to the non-fiction story of Siddhartha and writes his novel. Bennett points out the religious desires of Siddhartha, and other characters, finding their Atman.

Ziolkowski, Theodore. "Siddhartha: The Landscape of the Soul." Hesse Companion. Ed. Anna Otten. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1970. 71-100. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 196. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Mar. 2013. This essay is about imagery and how it helps Siddhartha find his way. Ziolkowkski points out symbols that helps you understand the meaning that Hess was trying to portray. For example, “as the Om hovered over all the voices of the river” (138). There is a self-fulfillment that over comes siddhartha when he passes over the river.

Schludermann, Brigitte, and Rosemarie Finlay. "Mythical Reflections of the East in Hermann Hesse." Mosaic 2.3 (Spring 1969): 97-111. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 196. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Mar. 2013. This essay is about how there is more than just learning from straight out of the book. Siddhartha wants to experience the difficulty of learning a lesson. Siddhartha explains, “I want to learn from myself...I want to get to know myself, the secret that is Siddhartha” (646). It is as if he is understanding everything for the first time. Schludermann argues that this is how Siddhartha finds enlightenment.

Tusken, Lewis W. "Siddhartha: The Vision." Understanding Hermann Hesse: The Man, His Myth, His Metaphor. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1998. 98-107....
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