Siddhartha by Herman Hesse: Literature Circle Discussion Questions
These are Literature Circle discussion questions to go with the novel Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. The first one is fairly brief, they get longer and more intricate as they move toward the later questions.
>Six Topics: Topic is stated, then many thought provoking questions are provided to generate student thoughts on the topic.
>Pass them out 1-2 days prior to discussions.
>Meeting twice per week to discuss the questions is suggested (the six questions would last three weeks at that rate).
>Written response and verbal responses are required, state the directions. The assignment states to have a verbal and written response prepared. "Participation points are given for providing a verbal response AND turning in your written notes."
Topics >Ways Siddhartha seeks wisdom/enlightenment >Paths (taken in life) >What it means to listen >Enlightenment/nirvana/acceptance of all things
Six topics. Six pages.
A few of the thought provoking questions for the topic 'What it means to listen' are:
-What can a person ‘hear’ or learn from listening to nature? What have you listened to other than peoples’ voices? -Is there a difference between listening and hearing? What is it?