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Siddhartha

Siddhartha

by Herman Hesse

Kamaswami

Character Analysis

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 wealth and is troubled by petty, everyday problems. When Siddhartha first begins working for Kamaswami, there is a noticeable contrast between the two. As Siddhartha begins to lose his sense of spirituality, however, he becomes increasingly like Kamaswami.

Kamaswami Timeline
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