Call to adventure”He had begun to feel that his father’s love and his mother’s love, and even the love of his friend Govinda, would not bring him enduring happiness, would not bring him entertainment and satisfaction, would not be sufficient to his needs.” (5)This quote shows that Siddhartha is not satisfied with his life at the moment, to the extent that even his closest loved ones leave him unfulfilled. This displays the call to adventure step in the hero cycle because thoughts such as these help Siddhartha realize that he is not content and knows that there is more happiness out there for him to find, thus leading him towards his journey of becoming a samana. Refusal of the call”It is not seemingly for Brahmins to utter forceful and angry words, but there is displeasure in my heart, I should not like to hear you make this request a second time.” (10)In this quote, Siddhartha’s father, the Brahmin, restricts his son from engaging in this religious journey. The old Brahmin wants to shelter his son, so he does not discover the outside world and the pain and suffering that comes along with it. Siddhartha does not heed his father’s advice; this is a representation of Siddhartha’s father’s attempt to persuade him to decline the call. Unlike an archetypal hero, Siddhartha never doubts or refuses the call despite the warnings from his friends and family. This passage exhibits strong diction used by the Brahmin to communicate how dismayed he is in Siddhartha’s choice.Aid”His desire to follow Siddhartha, the beloved, the magnificent. Govinda would follow him as his friend, as a companion, as his shadow.” (4)Govinda is Siddhartha’s beloved friend and ally. He decides to help Siddhartha on his journey, and contributes to Siddhartha’s mental and physical state. While Siddhartha does believe that enlightenment is achieved from finding it within yourself, making him his own mentor in a way, Govinda stays with Siddhartha through the majority of the journey. The diction used in this quote helps us understand how Govinda idolizes him, by using the words “beloved” and “magnificent” to describe Siddhartha.Crossing the threshold”Siddhartha stood alone like a star in the heavens… That was the last shudder of his awakening, the last pains of birth. Immediately he moved on again, and began to walk quickly and impatiently, no longer homewards, no longer to his father, no longer looking backwards.” (34)Siddhartha embraces the new life he has created for himself, even though it is not the easier path. This is a perfect example of crossing the threshold, because it is displaying Siddhartha stepping out of his comfort zone, and accepting the challenges that lie ahead of him, though it may be a difficult transition. This quote supports this step in the hero cycle because it mentions Siddhartha stepping away from the comfort of his home, and his father. The literary devices used in this passage include a simile- “stood alone like a star in the heavens”- which suggests that Siddhartha is solitary.The temptress”You have seen Siddhartha, the Brahmin’s son, who left his home in order to become a Samana for three years. Now, however, I have left his path… I would like to ask you to be my friend and teacher, I do not know anything of the art of which you are the mistress.” (53)This quote is a perfect representation of this step in the hero cycle because it shows Kamala attempting to throw Siddhartha off track from his journey and corrupt him with her beauty. Siddhartha does all in his power to gain her attention. He forgets all he has learned in life and gives into the temptation and desire for Kamala. His yearning for enlightenment is momentarily forgotten while spending time with her, therefore distracting our protagonist from reaching his goal.Atonement with the father”And Govinda saw this mask-like smile, this smile of unity over the flowing forms, this smile of simultaneousness over the thousands of births and deaths- this smile of Siddhartha- was exactly the same as the calm delicate, impenetrable, perhaps gracious, perhaps mocking, wise, thousand-fold smile of Gotama, the Buddha, as he perceived it with awe a hundred times. It was such a manner, Govinda knew that the perfect one smiled.” (151)Because his father was shielding Siddhartha from his religious journey, there is no atonement from Siddhartha’s father. However, Govinda, being a higher power, recognizes that Siddhartha has been enlightened, meaning he does reach Nirvana. He calls Siddhartha the “perfect one” because reaching Nirvana means that you have perfected your understanding of everything. The imagery in this passage shows that Govinda recognizes his smile as something as holy or wholesome as Nirvana itself. Because of this recognition from the higher being, Govinda, this is a perfect example of atonement with the father in this novel.The Ultimate Boon”When Siddhartha listened attentively to this river, to this song of a thousand voices; when he did not listen to the sorrow or laughter, when he did not bind his soul in any particular voice and absorb it in himself, but heard all of them, the whole, the unity….thousand voices consisted of one word: Om-perfection…. His self had emerged into unity.” (136)This quote follows a common theme that flows throughout the book:.the beneficial and destructive powers of water, and the many lessons it teaches. Water and its many different qualities were brought up consistently throughout the novel. The metaphor of water was used for teaching, conveying power, and mirroring the “flow of life.” At the end of Siddhartha’s tale, he finds what he has been searching for all along: enlightenment. He was no longer aimlessly searching for knowledge of the world or for true happiness.Master of Two Worlds”Siddhartha listened. He was now listening intently, completely absorbed, quite empty, taking in everything. He has often heard all this before, all these numerous voices in the river, but today they sounded different. He could no longer distinguish the different voices- the merry voice from the weeping voice, the childish voice from the manly voice. They all belonged to each other…. They were all interwoven and interlocked, entwine in a thousand ways.” (135) Siddhartha is able to master two worlds by finding deeper meaning in his spirituality. Since he has the ability to be a strong Buddhist, he is indirectly mastering the material world. Siddhartha rises above the life of a normal material person, making him more powerful in a spiritual way. This quote represents this stage of the hero cycle perfectly because this is a moment where he feels that everyone and everything is equal, showing his spiritual growth that gives him the power to understand or “master” both worlds.