Ch 3: Characters in Siddhartha

About This Chapter

Prepare for an upcoming exam, assignment or class discussion by reviewing lessons in the Characters in ''Siddhartha'' chapter of this ''Siddhartha'' Study Guide course. Take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to assess your knowledge of the important characters in this novel, written by Hermann Hesse.

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing details about characters like Kamala, Govinda and Gotama in Siddhartha
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  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Siddhartha characters for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Siddhartha and Kamala in Siddhartha
  • Govinda and Kamaswami in the novel
  • Characters Gotama and Vasudeva
  • Flashcards and other study materials for Siddhartha characters

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Characters in Siddhartha
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Siddhartha in Siddhartha

1. Siddhartha in Siddhartha

Siddhartha is the title character of Herman Hesse's ''Siddhartha'', and it is through his eyes that we see the story unfold and his Enlightenment won. This lesson provides a brief biography and analysis.

Kamala in Siddhartha

2. Kamala in Siddhartha

Kamala may be one of the most unique heroines in literature. In this lesson, we'll take a look at how a courtesan is transformed into a Buddhist disciple in ''Siddhartha''.

Govinda in Siddhartha

3. Govinda in Siddhartha

In the novel ''Siddhartha,'' Govinda is not only Siddhartha's oldest friend, but he represents how different paths to Enlightenment exist. Also, he proves that sometimes all you need is a little help from your friends.

Kamaswami in Siddhartha

4. Kamaswami in Siddhartha

You'd be forgiven for getting a mental image of Kamaswami in a nice suit after reading about this businessman's obsession with money in 'Siddhartha'. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at the character.

Gotama in Siddhartha

5. Gotama in Siddhartha

When Siddhartha meets Gotama the Buddha, he recognizes immediately that Gotama is enlightened, yet he rejects Gotama as a teacher. In this lesson, we will find out more about Gotama in 'Siddhartha' by Hermann Hesse.

Vasudeva in Siddhartha

6. Vasudeva in Siddhartha

Vasudeva is in many ways one of the most important characters in 'Siddhartha', even if we get the idea that he would just smile and deny it if we were to meet him in real life.

Siddhartha Character List & Flashcards

Siddhartha Character List & Flashcards

Become better acquainted with characters and major themes in Herman Hesse's classic Buddhist tale Siddhartha through the information in these flashcards.

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