Presentation on theme: "“Ramayana”. Basic Info Consists of 24,000 couplets Divided into 7 Kandas (sections) each focusing on a different period of Rama’s life Main Characters:"— Presentation transcript:
Basic Info Consists of 24,000 couplets Divided into 7 Kandas (sections) each focusing on a different period of Rama’s life Main Characters: Rama: human form of the god Vishnu, Prince Ravana: evil giant w/ 10 heads and 20 arms Hanuman: monkey god Matali: charioteer to Indra, loaned out to help Rama win battle Mahodara: Ravana’s assistant
Character Info “Bad” Characters –Ravana: violent, egotistical, evil, headstrong, conceded –Mahodara: assists Ravana in violence and bad deeds “Good” Characters –Rama: Fair, honorable, just, self-analyzing, formidable –Lakshmana: Rama’s brother –Matali: loyal to the good cause, obedient –Indra: kind, shared the chariot with Rama –Hanuman: helped Rama In battle
Basic Plot Ravana steals Rama’s wife, Sita, and his brother, Lakshmana. Rama goes forth to attack Ravana and get them back. After a long strenuous battle, Rama emerges victorious and Ravana is dead. Rama proves to be honorable by asking Ravana’s servants to give Ravana a proper burial.
Rama’s Honorable Deeds Rama shows his honor in several ways: First, Rama lets Ravana wake up after he faints in the middle of the battle. Next after he sees that he kills Ravana and he sees his back, he feels guilty for killing someone with their back turned. Lastly, After Rama kills Ravana he tells Ravana’s followers to give him a proper burial.
Literary Terms Mantra: hymn or portion of text that is chanted or spoken as a prayer Indian epic: long narrative about the adventures of an Indian hero