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Siddhartha

Siddhartha

  

by Herman Hesse

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Character Role Analysis

Govinda

Govinda’s path to enlightenment is radically different from Siddhartha, showing that different means can lead to the same ends. While Siddhartha is independent and free-thinking, Govinda is always a follower. His presence in the novel helps us understand that the desire for enlightenment is more important than the particular method used to attain it.


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