Ramayana and Shakuntala: A Comparison
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...on course showcase morals, values and virtues that are integral to Hindu Dharma. In this sense, this great Indian epic serves as a theatrical illustration of ideal Hindu life, with a comprehensive list of moral codes to abide by. In the Ramayana, a recurrent theme is one of maintenance of honor and virtue. This is amply evident through the lives of Ram, Lakshman, Sita, Hanuman, etc. All these characters go to great lengths in keeping their promises and upholding their loyalties. Ram, for example, stands firm in his commitment to Sita, even when he is tempted by attractive women like Surpanak after Sita’s abduction by Ravan. Sita, likewise is a model of restraint and fidelity, as...