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In Hermann Hesse's novel, Siddhartha, what is an epithet for Siddhartha?

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An epithet is an adjective or phrase that describes someone or something by expressing an important quality of that person/thing. In the first chapter, Siddhartha is referred to as "the handsome son of the Brahmin" and "the young falcon." He is also called "the strong one" and "the handsome one." By the use of all these epithets, we are given to understand that Siddhartha is, in many ways, the perfect son and man. He is strong, handsome, and regal. For...

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an epithet of Buddha meaning “he who has attained his goal.”