Document Type : Research Article

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The paper is an attempt to find out the ways of achieving eternal peace, perfection, and
recognizing self and God in Herman Hesse’s novel Siddhartha (2003) from the prospective of
Transcendentalism. The main issue of the paper is to explore how far the elements of
Transcendentalism flow through the text of the selected novel and how characters achieve
their goal by recognizing self and individuality. Herman Hesse and Transcendentalists are
well known for spiritual themes relating God, self, nature, and perfection. This qualitative
study finds out that the novel is abundant in themes borrowed from Transcendentalism. The
research in this way opens further avenues for analyzing the text through the perspectives of
Transcendentalism.

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