Siddhartha | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Carlee Marrer-Tising

This literature criticism consists of approximately 34 pages of analysis & critique of Siddhartha.
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Critical Essay by Carlee Marrer-Tising

SOURCE: “Siddhartha,” in The Reception of Hermann Hesse by the Youth in the United States: A Thematic Analysis, Peter Lang, 1982, pp. 317–35.

In the following excerpt, Marrer-Tising provides an analysis of thematic elements in Siddhartha.

Siddhartha, the most ‘Indian’ of Hesse's works outwardly, is, in actuality, more Chinese in its solution; the setting of the story is Indian, the names of the characters are Indian, but, as will be demonstrated, the Chinese influence is ultimately the key to understanding the conclusion of the work as well as Hesse's intention. In a letter to Stephan Zweig, Hesse mentions Siddhartha and confirms the Chinese preponderance, writing: “Mein Heiliger ist indisch gekleidet, seine Weisheit steht aber näher bei Lao Tse als bei Gotama.”1 As Hesse outlines the plot, his protagonist...

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