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Works on: Sir M. Williams, “Indian Epic Poetry. with full Analysis of the Ramayana and India; or, India as described in the Mahabharata and Ramayana.” The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Ramayana. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. THE RAMAYANA (“The Deeds of Rama”). Valmiki once was wandering through the forest along the bank of a river, when he noticed a pair of curlews hopping.

But, in doing so, the Avataar becomes a part of human society and follows the laws or practices of human society at that time like Rama who is an Avaatar of Lord Vishnu on earth and needs to always be on high moral grounds whereas Odysseus as a mortal is excused certain slips. It is thus obvious that these themes overcome boundaries of time and remain important in characterizing people in an epic. It was to take the epic and see how since ages people misinterpreted the story of Ramayana and created gender differences and politically extended and circulated the authority of patriarchy. Perhaps they were necessary but they have to be constantly tempered by compassion of Sita. In this particular epic, though Odysseus and his journey is dominated to a certain extent by the will of the fates, some of his decisions decide the route and length of his voyage as in the example of Polyphemus which incurred the wrath of Poseidon who constantly denied him safe voyage till the intervention made by Zeus. All these ideas are the similitude to the idea of Male and Female.

I however do not intend to use the concept of monomyth coined by Joseph Campbell also referred to as the hero's journey which is a basic pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives from around the world.

The example of the Ramayana will only serve my purpose of highlighting the theme of duty in mythologies across the world. Lastly, I will conclude with the importance of inspecting these themes because of their significance to the plotline.

Georg Wissowa notes that pietas was meant by the Romans as "the conduct of the man who performed all his duties towards the deity and his fellow human beings fully and in every respect. Self control in this paper will be discussed in terms of the extent an individual has control over his decisions whether mental, physical or psychological. They live in the world of the Gods who are answerable to none but Zeus and are not always the figures of benevolence. The question put forth is that what happens if Zeus forgets his duty?

Who will hold him accountable? Though Zeus is the God of justice, he is sometimes constrained from meting it out thus fulfilling his duty as in the case of Odysseus because he has to take into account the wrath of Poseidon. In this very instance, a parallel can be drawn between Zeus and the hero of the story who is similarly constrained from fulfilling his duty due to his detainment by Calypso. Penelope is deified as an ideal woman and wife as she remains faithful to her husband for the twenty tears he is away as opposed to the adulteress Clytemnestra who betrays and subsequently kills Agamemnon.

However, fidelity is expected of her but Odysseus is only expected to complete his duty towards his household by coming back and establishing it again to its former glory. She would have been admonished on getting into the situation in the first place. Father to son duty is poignantly portrayed with several examples throughout the epic. Odysseus on his return visits his father first after giving up his disguise and his wiliness fails in front of the man whom had he abandoned and stayed away from home; he would have been discredited forever.

The master servant relationship is one that presents a different take of duty in the Odyssey in terms of loyalty and faith in the master in his absence. Melantho and Melanthios are the quintessential bad chickens come to roost when the master is away. The divergence from duty is fiercely punished as is in the case of the philandering maidservants who are executed after having to mop up the blood of the suitors they had been in cahoots with.

However, Odysseus does show a sense of justice when he lets Phemios the minstrel off the hook for entertaining the suitors under compulsion showing him to be clearheaded but formidable when opposed. He values it greatly especially between kings and hence it becomes the duty of each ruler to provide for guests even before asking their names.

Gifts were a way of solidifying the world by a balance between kingly families for example the wine bowl wrought by Hephatheseus that Menelaus given to Telemakhos. From the above illustrations, it obvious how following duty is important in the Greek world.

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Small mistakes can lead to great problems for the characters beit Odysseus in The Odyssey or Agamemnon in the Iliad who offended Apollo. The hero is treated as a human with fallacies but is expected to rise up to high moral standards even though the gods themselves flout them many a time.

The portrayal of the hero or a human is as always weaker than the gods but the expectations directed at him of reaching a high moral pedestal is a curious feature of Greek Mythology. Even before embarking on the voyage back to Ithaca, Odysseus displays a lot of self control when in the Trojan horse. Helen mimics the wives of the warriors inside in order to entice them out so they give away their position, Odysseus is the one who holds the warriors back from doing this exercising self control and control over his men.

Book 4 But his breach of self control on the island of Polyphemus costs him his safe passage back home to Ithaca becoming a drifter for twenty years. He could have refrained from calling out his name but he succumbed to the desire of Kleos or his own renown thus putting him in a position where Poseidon cursed his passage back home for hurting his son Polyphemus.

The Sun enraged by their actions, complains to Zeus who enraged by their actions strikes the lot of them with a thunderbolt when the Achaeans set forth on sea from which Odysseus emerges as a lone survivor. Book Food is treated as an extension of friendship and reverence in Greek myths where the trick played by Prometheus on Zeus cost the entire mankind.

Submission and the wilful loss of self control-Do these men find human life tiresome and full of danger and would rather remain animals without a care in the world than be expected to go back to their previous lives? This is the exact conundrum faced by Odysseus throughout his travels where he has to choose duty over a careless existence; danger over leisure.

The Rámáyan of Válmíki, translated into English verse by Valmiki

It is hard to divorce the two ideas and I personally feel that it was the combination of the two which made him want to go back though the future was uncertain for him. As a woman, she is expected to have control over her desires and is allowed no excuses. He slowly displays a hardened control over his will when the temptation offered by the Lotus eaters to just relax is spurned by him and he maintains his desire to get back home.

While tied up, he tried to convince his crew mates to stop, even though he knew it was the last thing he should do, displaying a sense of recklessness and powerlessness over himself, however in this instance the crew display a quality other than submissiveness where they allow their reasoning to control them rather than duty towards their master.

After getting back Odysseus withstands pain for glory when he dresses up like a beggar and lacerates himself so he can sneak into the city of Troy and learn their plans. Book 4 The lack of self control on the part of various women in the Odyssey helps the hero progress in his journey. Calypso and Circe give into their desires and in the process help him as well. Same is the case with Nausikaa who is of marriageable age and who instead of interacting with Odysseus should have run in the opposite direction seeing a strange man.

Additionally, repetition in the poem often occurs with some variation from occurrence to occurrence or with a change in context that gives repeated phrases or encounters new meaning. In Book 19 Odysseus launches into a tirade against Melantho but by Book 20 he responds with a manner akin to disgust and pity and reigns in his sharp words. In this case, the evidence of self control is more due the knowledge of a victory in the near future than a controlled sense of manner.

The Odyssey embodies the consequences of the loss of self control and the rewards obtained by gaining mastery over your instincts. The statements made by Rama during the Agni Pariksha, to Sita discloses a bitter controversy.

This is one of the debatable disclosure that puts Rama and his society into criticism. Displaying my prowess, I have removed the shameful spot on me…O Sita I am disowning you. You can go wherever you like…Ravana kept you for a long time in Lanka…Who would like to swim tying a rock with his chest?

By accepting you I shall have to face immense disgrace. At the news of exile when Rama denies taking her with him, Sita aggressively sneers at Rama. The character of Sita has always appealed to the feminists.

Right wing narratives of the Ramayana, portray her as the ideal, obedient wife whom all women must seek to emulate. When her husband and his brother return, she is no longer home. Sita is reunited with Ram after a massive war is waged to win her back.

In the epic, it is said that she was abducted. When Sita exercises her civil rights—her freedom of speech and her freedom of movement—I exercise my freedom of expression. They both try to give spaces to the voice of Sita in the present time through the medium of cinema.

Both the directors take an initiative to portray not only Sita in the positive light but also try to address the positions of all the potential women in parallel, from the contemporary time who are sidelined from the mainstream social politics and traumatized. In these movies they have given an alternative indomitable personality type which was the real personality and character of the Sita.

She would reason, question, rebel and fight for whatever is reasonable and just. The filmmakers seem to have the clear prophetic idea of what could happen to such women who would try to act like the real Sita by trying to go against the rules reserved by the authority.

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The society, in these two films is shown a mirror and asked to justify the result of their actions against the injustice done to several million Sita in this country. They also project the predictions of the possible effect that might occur when anyone adopts to transgress and go on to the different path other than what is plotted in the narrative of the Ramayana.

Conclusion Our whole idea was not to put Hindu religion into custody and criticism. During our research we realize that Hindu Dharma is in fact a Universal way of Life. It tries to sustain balance in all aspects of life if we interpret the concepts like Ardhanaari, Trinity God, Active and Passive force in the correct light.

All these ideas are the similitude to the idea of Male and Female.

These crucial philosophical ideas are the important vein of Hindu religion and they are always promoting the sense of balance in the cosmos and should not be treated: The aim was to revisit the most crucial narrative significant for the Indians and the world.

It was to take the epic and see how since ages people misinterpreted the story of Ramayana and created gender differences and politically extended and circulated the authority of patriarchy. They erroneously misread the character of Sita and treated this whole plot as a natural phenomenon and the Universal Truth.

Munshiram Malhotra Publications, Ms Militancy. New Delhi: Navayanya Publishing, India, https: Sexual Politics. Abacus, Page no. Sita in Valmiki Ramayana: A Feminist Archetype! Download pdf. Remember me on this computer.

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