By: Anthony Rocchietti Douglas Everett explains that some people give up on dreams and never try to fulfill them. Then there are some people who begin to shoot for their goals but then realize that what they are trying to do can never come true. Then there are those special few that aim for fulfilling their dreams and do fulfill them. He believes this because he says that “There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other.” The Alchemist relates to this quote because the main character, Santiago, follows his dream of becoming a shepherd and achieves that dream. When he is told about finding a treasure by a prince he knows that he must find his personal legend and fulfill his new dream.
The heroes must be summoned away from the "Ordinary World" to be able to start their journeys (Campbell Hero 41). In both The Hobbit and Arthurian legend, the kings' Calls to Adventure are conducted by their mentors. A mentor is a hero's guide. Almost all heroes are started on their journeys by character who has mastered some part of the Unknown (Hamby 2). The job of the mentor is to bestow their wisdom upon the heroes.
In the novel of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Siddhartha is called on to the hero’s journey to find enlightment. The novel is about Siddhartha going to the shramanas, the Buddha, samsara, and the river with the ferryman to find the enlightment and find within himself. Like every hero’s journey, he comes across trials and temptations. Before Siddhartha began his journey, he grew up with Brahmins, and already had reached the OM, which is perfection, but within himself, he does not feel that he has reached fully enlightment so that is when his journey begins. He asks his father to leave, but when his father denied him, he silently protested and stood still until his father gave him the permission to become a shramana.
If Uncle Axel like David’s father who hates mutant, he would not have told him his special ability. Another example, “ "I want you to promise me that you will never, never tell anyone else what you have just told me - never”(4,31) This quote is describing the situation where Uncle Axel finds out about David can communicate with others only use his thought. He reacts quietly and calmly and tells David to never tell anyone, do not do it out loud any more. The readers can get some important information from here -- Uncle Axel seems lenient and accepting towards differences. If he did not, he would not taught ,explained and helped David to understand about Waknuk's rules and their views on people who are different from the image of God.
ENGLISH – LEVEL 3 90721 Respond critically to written text(s) studied Question A novel usually depicts the journey of a character or characters. To what extent do you agree with this view? Your response should include close reference to a novel (or novels) you have studied. Text Type: Novel Novel Title: MAESTRO Author(s)/website(s): PETER GOLDSWORTHY Ignorance to realisation, adolescence to adulthood and dreams to reality are all journeys that Peter Goldsworthy explores in his novel, “Maestro”. Through the use of passage we see how Peter Goldsworthy takes Paul on these journeys to make important realisations about humans, ideas and himself.
World Lit The signiﬁcance of the dreams that the main character has in Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, and their importance to his self-‐realiza:on. Siddhartha Gautama was born an Indian Prince, he renounced wealth and family to become an asce:c, and aCer having achieved enlightenment while medita:ng, eventually taught all who came to learn from him. In Herman Hesse’s novel, Siddhartha -‐ also the name of the main character -‐ the young protagonist comes from a humble Brahmin’s son always thirs:ng for more reason and insight in his life, and from there on endures diﬀerent transi:ons that eventually lead him to rediscovering himself. The personality that Hesse gives Siddhartha, exempliﬁes the keen feeling that everybody has inside of them. It can be said that he stood for individualism, hunger and above all, the insa:able feelings that many, if not all people eventually manage to answer.
Govinda is his friend and follower who he sees many times intermittently through the book. His father finally agrees the let Siddhartha try his new belief system with hopes that his own life may benefit from the journey of his son. The Buddha, who Siddhartha meets later in the book, tries in vain to introduce a belief system into Siddhartha, and succeeds in convincing Govinda, but cannot convince Siddhartha at first. Kamala, another character in the latter stages of the book teaches Siddhartha a great many things, including the fact that even after his years as a Samana, he can love. Vasudeva is the ferryman who does little but listen to Siddhartha and provide him with food, shelter, and insight into his life through the river.
Soon after, we are able to find that spirits are the children of god. A man can not accuse another man of not believing in a god when he refers to the existence of god’s children. If one were to dig a little deeper however, Socrates also states that the ideas he comes up with, are actually ideas he passes on to the inquiring minds in future generations. The ideas all came from scrolls of respected men in the culture they live in. Socrates also admits the obvious in the passage by saying because he has not experienced the after-life, he is not able to pass judgment on what is to come.
These three individuals all impact Siddhartha’s life greatly in their own individual ways. Gotama, who has already reached enlightenment, helps Siddhartha recognize that the path in which he desires, must be travelled alone. When Siddhartha first saw Gotoma, he recognized him immediately because of how his body glowed with peacefulness .As Siddhartha talks to Gotama, he comprehends that to become a follower of the Buddha and learn off of his teachings, would not bring him anywhere he wants to be. “That is why I am going on mu way- not to seek another and better doctrine, for I know there is none, but to leave all doctrines and all teachers and to reach my goal alone- or die” declared Siddhartha. After his discussion with Gotama, he looks at his life in a new way and starts in a new direction.
Santiago didn't have faith in himself; however, the Old King did which made him believe in himself. C) Perseverance. There were several times where Santiago wanted to give up and go back, but he kept going which lead to his treasure at the end. 4. Four obstacles of life.