Ramayana Essay Topics

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  • What is the make up requirement for the characters ‘Rama’ and ‘Ravana’ in a Kathakali performance---The Ramayana by R. K. Narayan?

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    What is the make up requirement for the characters ‘Rama’ and ‘Ravana’ in a Kathakali performance---The Ramayana by R. K. Narayan? ‘The Ramayana’ is considered as one of the great Hindu (Indian) epics of the fourth century BC that uses the performance style of the traditional Indian dance drama—Kathakali. Kathakali (literally, ‘story play’) is a type of total theatre, which is described as dance-drama. It performs dramatized stories in the form of combining dance, acting and music. Actors never

  • Mahatma Ghandi's Views and Opinions of the Rama Essay

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    There are hundreds of different versions of the Ramayana in various geographical locations. Even though the main characters stay consistent most of the time, their themes, actions and motifs often vary, which gives different groups of people multiple interpretations of how to use these stories. This is especially true for Rama because many people view him as the Supreme God, especially Ghandi and the RSS, although they have differing opinions on Rama’s image. Mahatma Ghandi was arguably one of the

  • Women's Role Of Women In Literature

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    intelligence, patience, and determination. These women are often depicted negatively and seen as property to the men in which they are married to or in love with. Within different women there are also standards of beauty that are set. Mostly in the Ramayana, a female outsider versus the cultured women are very different, reinforcing beautified norms for women. All of these topics will be discussed to answer the overall question, what roles do women play in literature? Women are constantly seen as sources

  • The Great Epics And Tales

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    result of centuries of acceptance and ignorance. Particularly in this society Sexism takes its roots from mythology and ancient tales of the kings and the queens. The two of the most powerful mythological tales of all time, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, aid in the heightened levels of sexism. When I was a kid, Amar Chitra Katha was my only source of mythological knowledge except some short and inspiring stories by my grandmother. I never looked at these tales from a point of view as different

  • Rama In The Ramayan The Characteristics Of Rama

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    that he felt made the perfect man; fulling believing he was describing a figure of his imagination (Ramesh Menon, The Ramayana, Book 1, 4). What Valmiki didn’t know was that there was a perfect man named Rama and he would be the mortal that destroyed Ravana. Since no immortal man could kill Ravana and end his tyranny, Rama was necessary to destroy Ravana definitely (Menon, Ramayana, Bk 1, 10). Even though Rama is the one who was made to destroy Ravana, they share many characteristics, as they are

  • Love Is A Powerful Thing

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    Love is a powerful thing. To have love and fortune is a luxury. Most will do anything it takes for the one they love, even if that means sacrificing themselves. In the Ramayana, Rama, the first born son in royalty, strives be the confident outcast and a hero. Although this story may seem all love and sacrifice there are more twists and turns than expected. Rama was born along with his four other brothers, all by different mothers. His father Dasaratha had three wives. He always wanted to have a

  • Similarities Between Rama And Gilgamesh

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    Gilgamesh we can begin to understand the values help by ancient Mesopotamian society. By reading the Ramayana we can analysis the religion and world view of Hinduism. Many ancient stories seem to parallel each other. Although stories are written in diverse cultures, there tend to be likenesses, especially between the protagonists. This is true with the stories of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Ramayana when it comes to the depictions of their hero’s. A hero is described as a figure who is recognized

  • Similarities And Differences Between The Ramna And The Iliad

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    The Ramayana and The Iliad are both significant pieces of literature in India and Greece. The two main characters in the stories are Rama and Achilles. In the Ramayana, Rama is a prince who had been exiled the kingdom to the forest. In the Iliad, Achilles is an egotistical warrior who goes to war to claim glory and fame. The two heroes from the Ramayana and the Iliad are both epic heroes who share some similarities and differences regarding their heroism. Rama and Achilles were seen as a Hindu

  • Good Without Evil In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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    What is good without evil? Without evil, there would be no possible way for good to exist. Every good aspect of something, there is always an underlying evil. This is shown in various literary periods throughout history. In the epic, Ramayana, written by Valmiki, Rama is virtuous, wise, powerful and respects others while batting Ravana. While the evil demon named Ravana is short tempered, arrogant, and has no heroic elements when kidnapping Rama’s wife, Sita. Rama is able to accomplish what no one

  • My Favourite Book

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    sages in trouble. His friendship with Sugreeva is an example for us. Hanuman proved his true follower. Sita lived the life of purity and devotion in Lanka. Thus we see that victory comes to the good people. The wicked people suffer in the end. Ramayana gives us consolation when we are in trouble. (3) I am fond of reading books. I have read a good number of novels, dramas, short stories and poems. Some books merely give enjoyment. There are others which leave a deeper impression on the mind