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The Ramayana and Sita Sings the Blues

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The Ramayana and Sita Sings The Blues

Art is a form of expression that lives on for centuries but changes in interpretation over time. What may be relevant in this time period may make no sense to the upcoming generations. Nina Paley’s film "Sita Sings the Blues" brings two cultures, traditions, values and time periods together to convey her message and bring relevance of her art across many cultures and generations. The Ramayana by Valmiki on the other hand is a very traditional epic which depicts the ideal of every relation, one ideal example being the wife of Rama, Sita. Idealistically, a wife in Indian culture is to stick to her husband no matter how harshly she is treated by him, she should be calm in every situation and
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In the Ramayana, Sita does everything in her power to be with the person she devoted herself to. She burned herself alive, thus going great extents for him. All her actions are socially acceptable at that time period of her century. Whereas, we see Paley she cannot get over a guy who is not even her husband but her boyfriend who did not treat her great from the beginning. According to the new generation this type of
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