At first, his son doesn't say anything to him. He wants nothing to do with him. Although Siddhartha continually tries to interact with him, the son wants no part in a relationship with him. The son was more interested in the city, and he wanted to live how he used to live back when his mother was alive. "As time passed and the boy remained unfriendly and sulky, when he proved arrogant and defiant, when he would do no work, when he showed no respect to the old people and robbed Vasudeva's fruit trees, Siddhartha began to realize that no happiness and peace has come to his son, only sorrow and trouble" (Hesse 118).
20 million children grow up every year without a father. A father can be the difference between a child going to school, or beginning a life of crime. A proper relationship between father and son can show good development. In Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse uses love, respect, and trust between father and son to show Siddhartha's enlightenment The Relationship between Siddhartha and his father shows many elements of Respect. Siddhartha grows up in a loving household with a father who cares and he knows that which is why he shows the utmost respect when around him, The story first shows this when Siddhartha first realizes he doesn’t want to be a Brahmin, he goes back home to tell his father.
Shrikant’s career becomes his priority and his wife suffers. This book portrays the plight of almost every Indian wife. The female protagonist Shrimati sacrifices her promising career for the sake of her love and family. Her husband Shrikant, an engineer climbs up the corporate ladder and attains immense success due to his sheer talent and hard work, but starts neglecting his wife. The spark between them starts to fade away and Shrikant’s work becomes his love.
Siddhartha wants his child to be like him, to learn from the glorious river. Siddhartha and his son differ in many ways, including that Siddhartha needs his son, but the child dislikes his father. Siddhartha’s son does not need his father at all, but Siddhartha truly longs for his son. To Siddhartha, his son is the only person left that he truly loves. Siddhartha understands that for both him and his son to have a good life, they have to be separate.
Asha is a teacher who has invested herself heavily in politics. She wants to represent the shiv sena party. She is a cunning and cold-hearted. Asha has a daughter, Manju. Asha wants to arrange a marriage for Manju, so Asha can benefit from the marriage.
Indra, regarded here as the “highest god among the gods” lusts after a child, who he later stalks and deceives (19). Yet, the even more disturbing part of this tale exists in the relationship between Gautama and Ahalya, husband and wife. In this depiction of marriage, the husband punishes his wife much more harshly than he does the man who schemed her into sex. This outcome portrays involuntary female infidelity as worse than sexual coercion. However, Rama and Sita’s marriage, which composes the bulk of the epic, overshadows Ahalya’s story to provide a vision of passionate, forgiving, and loving Hindu marriage.
His father believed that Brahmins knew everything and had experienced everything. Siddhartha couldn’t come to understand, “was there value in knowing everything if one did not know the one and only thing, the single most important thing, the only thing that matters?” (7). Siddhartha disagreed with his father’s beliefs, and responded to his father not allowing
Hart felt into a ‘subdued kind of dreaminess’ as he indulged himself in reading books, oblivious and lost to the world outside. Both Hart and his father’s insecurities lead to a broken and damaged relationship, making it even harder to mend the strained gap between Ida and Michael as well as Hart and
Hassan however, walked away without saying a word. I thought about the fear I held for that boy, his origin would no doubt only bring problems in the future. Amir seemed to hold tight onto me as if he needed support. This situation was very peculiar, this should've be a celebration! Amir, as of late, had shown significant progress in his development towards maturity.