• Jan 1, 600

    Siddartha and Govinda leave to Join Samanas

    When he joins the samanas starts the 3rd phase of Frye’s path the Completion of Ideals. He joins the samanas to find enlightenment that he is missing as a Brahmin. Hesse shows this in the way that he heads off to find something better.
  • Jan 1, 602

    Siddartha and Govinda leave to find Gotama

    Siddhartha still can’t find enlightenment so he goes to find a new teacher in Gotama and starts the Happy Society Resists Change, his innocence says that he can still find a system of beliefs that will help him reach enlightenment, but his experience starts to doubt.
  • Jan 14, 602

    Siddartha decides to leave all doctrins and find his own way

    Siddhartha decides that he can’t have a teacher tell him how to achieve enlightenment he must find it on his own and this step is his Refelixtive or idyllic view, where he contemplates what is going on and what he is doing.
  • Feb 1, 602

    Meets Kamala and wants to learn the art of love

    Siddhartha starts anew in a town that he tries to learn new things he mostly wants to learn the art of love from Kamala but to do that he has to get a job as a merchant and at first he doesn’t care about money or things but that slowly changes. This point is Completion of an Ideal he has a new plan and is going through with it.
  • Jan 1, 623

    Siddartha begins to live like the people

    As Siddhartha gets richer he also begins to get more obsessed with making money and gambling he starts thinking like the people he once thought he was better than for being smarter and worrying less about them, but now thinks he is better than them because he is richer and more successful. In that act he also becomes like the people he once despised. This is a state of denial for also known as Happy Society Resists Change, he doesn’t see how much he has changed until something triggers the thoug
  • Jan 1, 624

    Leaves Kamala and tries to commit suicide

    Siddhartha finally realizes that he is wasting his time and he needs to leave the life he has built but is so distraught he tries to kill himself but can’t and then realizes that he must take-up the journey to enlightenment again. He is in a phase of idyllic view where he contemplates his journey up to this point and decides that following the river would be best.
  • Jun 1, 624

    Siddartha becomes a ferryman

    Siddhartha finds a job as a ferryman on the river he spends his days working the river and the afternoon listening to the river trying to learn its secrets to enlightenment. This is a phase of completion of an ideal where he tries to find enlightenment but can’t quite get there.
  • Jan 1, 632

    Siddartha finds his son

    Siddhartha find out he has a son and tries to raise him to avoid the mistakes that he has made in his life but as hard as Siddhartha tries his son tries harder and soon runs away causing his father much pain and much contemplation he realizes that he put his father though such pain and that it goes around in circles much like the world does. This phase is a time of idyllic view where Siddhartha goes though much contemplation of life.
  • Jan 1, 634

    Siddartha reaches enlightnment

    Siddhartha finally after much contemplation and listening to the river he reaches enlightenment. He realizes that the world is much like a river and goes on forever with minimal change. Siddhartha has finally reached the last phase of the journey of Society ceases to exist beyond contemplation.
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    Siddartha's childhood

    During Siddartha's childhood he goes through the first two phases of Frye's path, he goes though Complete Innocence and Youthful Innocence. Hesse describes how Siddartha starts off as the bramin’s son doing as he is told then after time starts noticing how it isn’t working so he starts looking towards the great thinkers to help him which still don’t work. He started looking for other things.