400 word, have to get refrences
sample paper 1 The Ramayana If a non-Hindu reader were to read the Ramayana, he or she would probably think that Rama is a cold, dominating, uncaring husband. First of all, he won Sita by breaking the bow, so it could be thought that he owns her and she’s more like his property than his wife. Also, he requires her to prove her purity by making her undergo the fire-ordeal, rather than taking her on her word. He requires proof of her innocence twice and thinks that she will go through anything to be with him and will always come back to him. A non-Hindu reader might take this as being misogynistic and might think Rama takes Sita for granted.
In aIDition, a reader with no knowledge of Hinduism might think that in the beginning, when Rama quitely and without question went into exile at the request of his father, he was being passive and meek. They might take this as a weakness and that he isn’t as strong as he was made out to be.
However, none of this is the case as, first of all, Rama accepted his fate and realized that whatever happens happens for a reason and it will help him achieve his dharma. Also, when he made Sita go through the trials, as well as sent her away whilst pregnant, he did so to protect her from slander and to make sure no one would question her innocence. Sita was also a means for him to complete his dharma. He had to seperate himself from her, causing him great pain, in order to protect her and establish order.
I will be honest, mythology is not my favorite subject. It’s very confusing to me and there’s a lot of it that just doesn’t make sense to me, and a lot of things that I really don’t agree with. That being said, there is always a good lesson to be learned from them. What this myth taught me is that everything really does happen for a reason and sometimes you have to accept your fate because eventually you will get what you deserve. Whether that ends up being a good or bad destiny, it always comes true, and everything that happens in between is really just a means to an end. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
sample paper 2
A non-Hindu reader who didn’t know anything about Hinduism may have responded with confusion. He may have come to the realization that Rama didn’t care about his wife as much as he cared about his people. They would think that he abused his power because always convinced his wife to do things and she always came back to him. This is incorrect because he didn’t abuse his power and his wife went along with the sacrifces so that Rama could fulfill the dharma. They are trying to establish order and rid the world of evil and the way that this works in the epic, is for Rama to sacrifice his wife.
Myths confuse me a lot so I had to re-read it again to see if it helped me understand it anymore. What I got is that karma will always hit you in the face. Evil will never go away because with evil comes good and with good comes evil. There will never be a happy medium between the two.