Fatherhood In Siddhartha

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Father’s and sons have a relationship based on mutual respect most times but they also raise them to provide an idea how a man should act or be seen as. Herman Hesse provides examples of father/son roles that are centuries old and are still relatively profound and important in today’s society in the novel “Siddhartha”. We have seen different forms of the relationship of guidance through men and the fatherhood within the novel. Each had their comparisons and contrasts due to different views of beliefs, time periods and morals, but they all tie back to the bond of men in a family. Being heavily loved and adored by multiple people within his town, Siddhartha was only mildly content with his life. He wasn't satisfied with his caste system of the Brahmin’s. Being a Brahmin was an honor like and well…show more content…
He left his friend and another caste system, so he was alone and lost. It wasn't until Vasudeva, also known as ferryman, he guide him. He was a figure who influenced him so deeply that he made decisions based on what he would tell him. Vasudeva was a simple man with the purest heart within the novel. He didn't judge Siddhartha’s way of living or beliefs, he took time to listen to Sidd. It can be described that his aura allowed such acceptance an open arms that people felt comfort in. His explanation to listen to the river opened the final path or flow into which Siddhartha finally was able to reach enlightenment. The purity of Vasudeva was of a god like sense which gave him such an honest character within the novel. Siddhartha trusted Vasudeva words and followed through with everything, finally reach nirvana and achieve his ultimate goal of having true enlightenment. Vasudeva was an guardian angel for Siddhartha and that was the beauty in him and their relationship. It was a biblical reaction of Vasudeva being a superior god figure and Siddhartha being the one of the many children of

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