Ramayana - Andrew Demkovich Human. 1102 01/28/07 Ramayana...

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Andrew Demkovich Human. 1102 01/28/07 Ramayana Kaikeyi one of the king’s wives tells King Dasaratha, Rama’s father, that she wishes for her son to be king and for Rama to dwell in the forest for 9 years and 5. “The king lay there, in so unaccustomed a posture, so ill-befitting his dignity, like yayati himself, his merit exhausted, fallen from the world of the gods.” The king offers two boons too many, but he is a man of his word and strong to his beliefs, even if it kills him inside. During a great battle Dasaratha is injured and Kaikeyi comes to his aid, he grants her two boons, and she makes her demands soon before Rama is to be appointed prince. King Dasaratha begs and shows great sorrow; for he is forced to not only appoint another prince, but to exile his oldest and favorite son into a dangerous forest for 14 years. “His eyes reddened and dimmed by tears” he faces one of the worst if not the worst situation a father could ever be in. The king is at first thrilled to see his son Rama, excepted and
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 101 taught by Professor Dude during the Fall '07 term at College of DuPage.

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