1. Book checkout: Check out your copy of Siddhartha at the library or download your digital copy here.
2. After reading the opening:
- In your group, write down all the symbols you find in the first sentence.
- For each of these symbols, create a list of things you associate with them.
What do these symbols tell you about Siddhartha's conflict?
3. Siddhartha Opening Graphic Organizer
(Use this to take your notes. Click on "File" and "Make a Copy" to save your own copy.)
4. After reading the first section:
- write down three character traits of Siddhartha (incl. page #)
- write down three character traits of Govinda (incl. page #)
5. In the “Culture” box of your organizer, write down what you learn about Siddhartha’s culture.
Describe “duhkha” in your own words.
What are examples of “duhkha” in your own lives?
7. Seeing vs. Believing
How is seeing different from believing? Explain.
How do the symbolism in the opening lines of Siddhartha, the concept of “duhkah” and the difference between seeing and believing resonate with you?
How do you connect any of these in your own life?
How do you connect the opening of Siddhartha with Tina Fey’s “Rules of Improv” and the stages of adult development toward multiple perspectives?
Your GoogleDoc should contain:
- Symbols in Siddhartha
- Graphic Organize (copy/paste in entire document)