Siddhartha - Part 2: "Kamala" Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: "Kamala" Summary

Siddhartha travels alone for several days until one night when he stays in a straw hut owned by a man who ferries people across the river. That night, Siddhartha has a strange dream. In the dream, he sees Govinda, but as Siddhartha reaches out to hug his friend, Govinda turns into a woman. The dream is not unpleasant, however. In fact, it brings Siddhartha great pleasure.

The next morning, Siddhartha asks the ferryman to take him to the other side of the river. The friendly man reminds him of Govinda, in that he does not question things; he is obedient, and wants to think very little.

In a town across the river, Siddhartha meets a beautiful, rich woman named Kamala. Hoping to learn about love from her, Siddhartha decides to shave his scruffy beard and comb his matted hair. That is...

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