Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Honors 9- Notes Why does Hesse have the POV switch in the last chapter of the book? Hesse has been steeped in eastern philosophies; he sees a lot of truth in them Buddha serves as a foil for Sid and his theme - He comes back to the river at the end of the book, A comes back to A The ascetics are symbolic of his lack of enlightenment Sid wants to find peace and the true nature of the world: - He thinks he can find the truth in the world by understanding himself o If he understands atman then he understands the brahma o The Buddha tells him that (pg. 27) • You can not learn things vicariously, you have to experience this first hand o The connection of suffering and pain o Sid leaves again but leaves Gov behind - Truly nothing has occupied my mind as much of the self- a synthesis of the east west philosophy paradox: I am one with the world yet I am separated - Pg 31,”I am one and separated…” paradoxical - Pg 33, realized how alone he was; alienation. - Pg 39, introduced to the voice. He must teach himself and gain the experience - Voice is symbolic of authenticity, his genuine self - Pg 57 crosses the river - Pg. 59 Why is Kamala in the book? Maybe I am like you, we can no love, ordinary people can why does Hesse do this? - Pg. 62, he and kamala can not love - Pg. 63, Sid loses his voice in the samsara - Pg. 64, the dice game is symbolic of samsara - Pg. 64 the dream reminds him of his inner voice - Pg. 64, Sid remembers his mortality o The real Buddha was raised like a prince, he saw that there was age and he saw that there was death for the first time o When Sid, sees Kamala getting old o He has the dream of her song bird dying - Pg. 67 How long has it been since he had heard his voice? - Pg. 68 Sid leaves the village, because he has grown so sick, he has realized that the voice is dead. You can not find something unless its lost - Why does Hesse have Kamala become pregnant? o On pg. 71 he reaches the river again, he wants to make an end of his life. This is his abyss o This is the climax - Pg. 73. When goes through this change he sees Gov - Pg. 76 What are you now Sid? Sid says I do not know - Pg. 76 During his sleep he loves everything, sleep was permeated with OM, he loved everything - Pg. 78 he has to unlearn to learn - Pg. 80 you have to be experiencing to learn, he can not learn extrinsically o The Buddha’s wisdom is not transferable - Pg. 82 He heard the voice speak to him and tell him to love the river - Pg. 86 and 87 The river has taught me to listen o The river teaches him that there is no such thing as time o TIMELESSNESS Look up Heraclites - Pg. 88 The voices of all living creatures are in his voice, and the word he pronounces is om - Pg. 91 Kamala dies from a snake bite - Pg. 99 He learns to love his son from sorrow - Pg., 100 He had to experience it to learn, you have to end things or you will be caught in samsara - Pg. 107 - Pg. 108 He still rebelled against his fate o His fate is symbolic of our fate o Can he accept his fate? All parts of our fate? - Pg. 109 He hears the many voices of the river o The rivers voice was sorrowful, the voice was suffering - Pg. 110, 111 when he heard them all, the whole, the unity then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word. Om - He finds nirvana, he is one with everything Why does he have govinda in the novel? Write Sid paragraph Bring two copies of paragraph Siddhartha Notes: Writing a Conclusion Paragraph: - Compare Sid to something o Suffering- Old man and the Sea o Learning ones Self – Oedipus - Critical Technique Pg. 112- POV is 3rd person limited, then shifts POV to Govinda Why doe he changes it to Govindas POV? Sid knew the meaning of life, he was enlightened, and we cannot identify with enlightenment. We cannot be taught the meaning of life Character Paragraph: - What changes in Siddhartha? o He is enlightened • Govinda becomes enlightened - How does it change? o Because of all of his experiences • Epiphany: Sudden realization - Why does the author have it change that way? o Shows the different ways people can reach enlightenment o That’s what Siddhartha said when he saw the Buddha • We as the readers are confused because we are not enlightened, but we will find it in our own way Possible Theme: Everyone reaches wisdom in their own way But what is the wisdom? Page 113: If you look for a goal, you wont be open to finding something else Page 114: Wisdom is non communicable Page 115: Time is not real, everything changes and everything is everything Page 116: The potential hidden Buddha must be recognized in everybody Central Theme: Everything is good, everything is necessary, and everything just needs to be affirmed because everything is Brahmin Govinda can’t understand this because one cannot love words Because words are not the real thing Love is the most important thing in the real world (SEE OMAS NOTES ABOUT EXISTENTIALSIM) Love everything including suffering Page 121: He leans close to him and touched his forehead with his lips and BOOM enlightenment Thesis Statement: Hesse conveys the theme of love and affirmation through plot, point of view, character foil and most importantly symbolism Three Literary Devices to use: 1. Plot 2. Pov/ Char/ Foil 3. Symbol DON’T PLOT REHASH For the topic sentences of the body paragraphs give Lit D + R + “by” The complication in the falling action is he doesn’t know how to love When he accepts and loves his suffering, he becomes enlightened You can’t try and over come suffering you have to accept the suffering Symbols: River Father Kid Songbird
Euro Lit-11/29/17 Homework for Wednesday: Organize your notes for the final.
Honors 9-11/29/17 Homework for Wednesday: Work on Siddhartha collaborative essay that’s due on Thursday by the end of class.