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by Hermann Hesse

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List two observations Siddhartha makes that show that this is a time of awakening in part 2-Kamala from Siddhartha.

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Part II begins with:

Siddhartha learned something new on every step of his path, for the world was transformed, and his heart was enchanted.

So, Hesse uses Part II as a period transition for Siddhartha: he is awakening to the material quest for physical pleasure. He learns how to make money, gamble, and enjoy sex.  He pursues these three out of mere curiosity--to experience that which the worldly man desires in order to more easily give it up later when he is to seek nirvana.  After all, one must be in the world and experience its pleasures in order to leave it later.

On desiring sexuality, Hesse states:

Siddhartha also felt...

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