What Does the River Symbolize in Siddhartha?


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In Siddhartha, what is something NOT symbolized by the river?

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1. In Siddhartha, where can we conclude that the river is located?

2. Which character in Siddhartha meets his son as a result of the river?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The river is a powerful symbol in Herman Hesse's novel, Siddhartha. This quiz will ask you several questions about the river's location, symbolic nature, and significance to the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Understand what the river symbolizes and why
  • Know where the river is located
  • Identify the character who meets his son because of the river

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you exercise several skills, including:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the river's location
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the river in Siddhartha to answer questions about its symbolic nature
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to recognize why the river was eternal

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary symbol, review the lesson called What Does the River Symbolize in Siddhartha? The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Learn what Vasudeva says about the river
  • Know how Siddhartha embraces the river as a ferryman
  • Understand why this book can be considered philosophical literature