This book is about a Chosen One named Simon Snow. Simon doesn't believe he is the right person to be given that title, but the world depends on him as a never ending darkness quickly advances on him and his friends. His "archenemy" vampire dude Baz, is definitely not one to mess with. Baz refuses to accept it but, he likes Simon despite the fact that Simon hates his dead guts. It's their job in the book to stop the darkness and save those around them but before they do, Simon needs to accept he's the Chosen One and there's nothing he can do about it. This book is also about self acceptance as Simon realizes he's the only one who can stop the evil and he realizes that he may not be who he once thought he was.
This book focuses on an aristocratic male named Henry "Monty" Montague and his journey planned by his father. He was known around as a play boy and a disgrace to his father's name, who owned a generous amount of estate, and wasn't fit to inherit what his father owned. His father sent him on the journey as a last effort to change him, only for their trip to be interrupted by burglars. His father abuses him because of how disappointed he is in Monty, but Monty continues with those bad behaviors because it's all he knows. Monty has a best friend Percy and has an unknowingly crush on him. (Yes this book is about a homosexual couple but who cares?) Percy has a disease and is going to an asylum and Percy even thinks he deserves to go there. Henry tries his best to change his best friend's mind but, because of his attitude and usual tone with others, he ends up driving Percy away more than he had wanted. This book is about a spoiled child who decided he needs to change himself so he can stop hurting people around him. The story and theme of self acceptance is one to truly remember and it shows that anybody can change if they tried hard enough.
Hachiko was a loyal shiba inu who waited for his master at a train station for 10 years, always hoping for him to come back. The loyalty this dog was so great, Japan built numerous statues in his honor to show that everyday people can display the same loyalty. This relates to Siddhartha because Hachiko knew his role in his life, he knew he was bound to his master and he would never leave him behind. Hachiko was an extraordinary dog who accepted who he was and realized that, even against all odds, he would wait and wait. Sadly, he died waiting but just that act alone shows that the way people accept themselves and others is very important to who they are.
Khumba is an animated movie about a zebra who was born without half of his stripes. Because of this difference, he becomes the target for teasing and blame. His mother, bedridden with sickness, tells him a story of a magic watering hole where zebras of white would go to gain their stripes. Hearing this, Khumba immediately sets out to find the watering hole but later learns that he's fine just the way he is. I believe this was a good self acceptance movie and it shows that everybody can realize how they're special in their own way and come to accept themselves for who they are.
This article provides an insight of the life Siddhartha went through and the experiences he had to go through to add up to what he discovered. He discovered the devastation of death, realizing how short and delicate life truly is. This one experience could've given him the true insight to what it was like to lose somebody you love and what you need to do to make sure you don't waste your life away.
This is a simple picture of what Siddhartha might've looked like.
Siddhartha is a novel written by Herman Hesse and it's about a man named Siddhartha and his journey on self discovery. This book goes over the basic creation of how the religion Buddhism was created and the way one significant man found that religion. It's a highly rated book and seen as an influential work written to help anybody having the same problem as the protagonist.