Analysis Of Hermann Hesse 's ' Siddhartha ' And ' Things Fall Apart '

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Ordinarily, people face many situations where they have to make a tough decision. As an example, politics and culture affect a lot of what people do, say, and feel. Sometimes, changes or continuities based on a decision can change anyone. How do we cope with these feelings though? There are many ways to deal with these emotions, some are bad and some are good. Even in books like “Siddhartha”, “How To Kill a Mockingbird”, and “Things Fall Apart” characters need help in dealing with situations. The individuals distract themselves by setting goals, looking for a change, trying to understand something new, making a change in themselves for the greater good, and the best thing, staying calm. In a way or manner, how you transact with an advancement or coming to the realization of a continuity in your world, can be dealt with in many ways. Expanding on this subject, in “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha made a goal, after achieving it he wanted diversity. When people are dealing with change, they try to accentuate the positives and the negatives by setting goals for themselves or overthinking the situation. Siddhartha set one goal for himself. “...A single goal: to become empty, empty of thirst, empty of wishing, empty of dreams, empty of joy and sorrow.” (Chapter “With The Samanas”) This is a step he would take to reach enlightenment. Meditation, fasting, and begging for food every day became too known to him though. Sometimes people are unsatisfied with their life because

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