Siddhartha - Part 2: "The Son" Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: "The Son" Summary

After Kamala dies, Siddhartha's son stays on with his father and Vasudeva. Siddhartha loves his son deeply, but he is troubled and unhappy with the boy, who is arrogant and does not want to work. One day his son turns against his father, and the next morning he is gone. Angry but desperate to find him, Siddhartha and Vasudeva set out to look for the young Siddhartha.

Part 2: "The Son" Analysis

Young Siddhartha is much like many teenagers; he rebels against the life he is forced to live, which in his case is vastly different from the life of luxury he is used to. Although Siddhartha was also eager to leave home when he was a young man, he is unable to understand this need in his son, and, although Siddhartha loves his son very much, he...

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