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Siddhartha and his spiritual quest is the driving force of the novel. From the very first chapter of the book, when Siddhartha convinces his father to allow him to become a Samana, he is determined...
Govinda is Siddhartha’s loyal companion and friend from boyhood. Like Siddhartha, Govinda is searching for enlightenment, but unlike Siddhartha, Govinda is quite a follower. He benefits from...
Although Vasudeva rarely speaks, he radiates understanding, empathy and love. He is endlessly wise, but attributes his sense of peace and joy to the river on which he lives and works. By cultivatin...
Gotama Buddha is the first character we encounter in the novel that has achieved enlightenment. The Buddha radiates inner light, peacefulness and grace. When questioned by Siddhartha, he smiles wid...
Kamala represents Siddhartha’s foray into the world of lust and greed. Don’t go calling her Cruella de Vil just yet. Siddhartha willingly accepts Kamala as a teacher (remember, he usual...
Kamaswami is the wealthy merchant with whom Siddhartha works after discarding the life of a Samana. Kamaswami embodies the qualities that Siddhartha despises as a Samana. Kamaswami is obsessed with...
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