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Ramayana Study Sheet Be familiar with the basic geography of the tale India Ayodhya the forest Lanka etc Who were the major gods of the Hindu pantheon Which were most important How were they related to one another Was there an idea of the supreme God How did the gods relate to humans Is there a strict separation between the physical and spiritual worlds How widespread are demons What was the attitude of humans toward the gods What did they do to get along with them What was the importance of ritual prayers sacri ce burial rites How important is magic in the story Be able to narrate the story in a couple hundred words Focus on the main incidents of the narrative rather than the issues Be able to describe the main characters Dasaratha Rama Sita Bharata Hanuman Lakshmana Vali Ravana Is the distinction between good guys and bad guys clear What is dharma Is this the same thing as morality in the West Do all the characters have are subject to the same dharma Think of some cases where characters have to make important decisions What are the consequences of not following dharma Was Rama following his dharrna in subjecting Sita to the re ordeal How about Bharata s decisions Discuss ways in which Rama is the ideal of a good person following his dharrna of a good husband of a wise king and leader Is Sita the ideal of a woman Women in the story Are they weak passive sensual dependent potentially evil and destructive Does the author dwell on the forces of nature Who is behind nature What are parallels and differences with western epics eg Homer