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by Hermann Hesse

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How is rebirth represented in Siddhartha?

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Rebirth is presented as the continual state of the cyclical nature of life in this novel. This is most clearly seen at the end of the text, when both Govinda and Siddhartha reach their goal of Enlightenment. When Govinda kisses Siddharta on the forehead at his behest, he has an incredible experience as he sees Siddhartha in all of his former lives that he has been reborn into through the ages:

He no longer saw the face...

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