"The Razor's Edge" and "Siddhartha" Comparison Essay

"The Razor's Edge" and "Siddhartha"
Compares W. Somerset Maugham's "The Razors Edge" and Herman Hesse's "Siddhartha".
# 118002 | 1,205 words | 0 sources | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2009 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper explains that both W. Somerset Maugham's "The Razors Edge" and Herman Hesse' "Siddhartha"explore the meaning and purpose of existence. After revealing the plot and major characters of each novel, the author points out that the characters of Elliot and Isabel provide effective contrasts to Larry and Siddhartha. Through their quests, the paper concludes, Siddhartha and Larry made many sacrifices in order to further their knowledge of the world.

From the Paper:

"Larry does share near the end of the novel that since he couldn't figure out why there was evil in the world, he first began to think about God, or a higher being. Larry does not avoid death and suffering, he confronts it head-on and attempts to find meaning in spite of their existence.
"Apart from Larry Darrell, another major character in the book is Elliot Templeton, who is a close friend of the narrator and Isabel's uncle."

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