Study Guide

Siddhartha Characters

By Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha

You've seen enough makeover scenes to know how it works. The dowdy girl takes off her glasses,...

Govinda

Everyone knows a Govinda. He's a good dude. He studies super-hard (without being a teacher's...

Vasudeva

Although Vasudeva rarely speaks, when he does he says things that are more powerful and...

Gotama

Gotama's role is kind of that of a future-Siddhartha: totally wise, totally peaceful, and (we can...

Kamala

Kamala represents Siddhartha’s foray into the world of lust and greed—but don’t...

Kamaswami

This guy is basically the Monopoly Man of ancient India. He's Donald Trump on a good hair day....