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  1. World Literature Ms. Hallett October 8, 2012

  2. Hermann Hesse(1877 – 1962)

  3. Important Questions • What is important and significant? • What stuck out the most?

  4. • Why is it important to read about someone’s life?

  5. Hermann Hesse • Married 3 times • Maria Bernoulli (3 kids) • Ruth Wenger • NinonDolbin • Self and Family • Born in the Black Forest town of Calw, in Germany, Wuttenberg, on July 2, 1877. • From a religious family who expected him to study theology.

  6. Life as a poet and novelist • Was a huge traveler: • Switzerland • Montagnola • India • His work focused on the duality of spirit and nature, body versus mind, and the individual’s spiritual search outside the restrictions of the society.

  7. • Hesse received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. • He later died of cerebral hemorrhage in his sleep on August 9, 1962 at the 85. • While on his visit to India in 1911, Hesse was highly influenced by the ancient Hindus and ancient Chinese cultures. • In 1922, Hesse wrote Siddhartha, a novel based on Buddhism.

  8. What is literature and why do we study it? • We use literature in a broad sense, to mean “compositions that tell stories, dramatize situations, express emotions, and analyze and advocate ideas”.

  9. What we gain from it • Helps us grow (personally and intellectually) • Develops our imagination • Increases our understanding • Recognize human dreams and struggles • It makes us human

  10. Fiction • Originally, fiction meant anything made up, crafted, or shaped, based on the imagination of authors.

  11. Animaniacs • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv6IWX1_XHQ • Morals, traditions, beliefs, and practices • Write and or just discuss some of your own.

  12. HOMEWORK • Find an article, short story, essay, newspaper, ect… that explains what Buddhism means. • Actively read it using QUACK Marks, print it out, and write one paragraph explaining what it is.