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  1. HERMANN HESSEA Biographical Resemblancein Siddhartha Questions and Answers

  2. Question #1 When and where was Hermann Hesse born?

  3. Answer Q1 • Born July 2, 1877, at Calw (kalf), Wurttemberg, Germany on the edge of the Black Forest.

  4. Question #2 Where is the town specifically located?

  5. Answer Q2 • On the edge of the Black Forest (Germany)

  6. Question #3 What was the vocation of his parents and maternal grandparents?

  7. Answer Q3 • They were Pietist missionaries. • His grandfather was also a student of Indian dialect. *Pietist – German Lutheran

  8. Question #4 What was the name of the school from which he ran away?

  9. Answer Q4 • The protestant Maulbronn Seminary from which he ran away from in 1892.

  10. Question #5 What can we infer is the reason why he ran away from this school?

  11. Answer #5 • Perhaps because he did not want the same career as his parents

  12. Question #6 After leaving school, what were the two jobs he had?

  13. Answer Q6 • He worked in bookstores as a young man, but was also an apprentice in a tower and clock factory.

  14. Question #7 • What two types of professional help did he seek?

  15. Answer Q7 • He tried both faith healing and psychoanalysis.

  16. Question #8 • What was he trying to achieve by seeking this help?

  17. Answer Q8 • Peace of mind

  18. Question #9 • What specific knowledge did his visit to India in 1911 give him?

  19. Answer Q9 • His trip provided an understanding of Eastern religions

  20. Question #10 Into what did he incorporate his knowledge from this trip?

  21. Answer Q10 He incorporates them into his novels, such as Siddhartha

  22. Question #11 • What part did he play in World War I?

  23. Answer Q11 • He attacked militarism and nationalism of Germany; therefore, he was labeled a “traitor.”

  24. Question #12 • Who did he join?

  25. Answer Q12 • Hesse joined pacifist Roman Rolland

  26. Question #13 • In what type of activities did he partake?

  27. Answer Q13 • He became involved in anti-war activities.

  28. Question #14 What important event took place in Hesse’s life in 1923?

  29. Answer Q14 • He became a citizen of Switzerland.

  30. Question #15 • When and how did Hesse die?

  31. Answer Q15 • Died August 9, 1962, from a cerebral hemorrhage

  32. Question #16 • What was the name of his illness? • How long did he have it without knowing?

  33. Answer Q16 • He suffered from Leukemia for 6 years without knowing he had it.

  34. Question #17 Name two themes that Hesse used repeatedly in his writing.

  35. Answer Q17 • Common themes include identity and humanity’s role in the world, or self-realization

  36. Question #18 What are the attitudes or experiences that Hermann Hesse has in common with his protagonist, Siddhartha? In other words, what are the autobiographical elements in the novel?

  37. Answer Q18 • Like Siddhartha, Hermann Hessedoes not follow in his parents’ footsteps and makes his own. • Both know about Easternreligions • Both foughtfor what they believed. • Both soughtpeace of mind. • Siddhartha is an example of Hesse’s common themes.