After seeing her Rama could not find it in himself to go to sleep He longed to

After seeing her rama could not find it in himself to

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After seeing her, Rama could not find it in himself to go to sleep. He longed to see her and craved for her long curly hair, radiant face, and soft lips. Prince Rama was very pleased and relieved to learn that the princess was unmarried. This let him fulfill his duty to find her in his new reincarnated life. Rama’s every thought was of the maiden and their happy endings together. “He fancied that she was standing before him and longed to enclose [her] in his embrace” (Valmiki, 385).
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Prince Rama’s devotion and determination to find his wife is one of many qualities that contribute to others opinions about him. After being reincarnated, Rama made it his duty to find his wife from his previous life in this one. He rejected many beautiful women till he found the reincarnation of Lakshmi. Rama proved his bravery when he was willing to try to handle and string Shiva’s bow. All suitors of the princess were too daunted by the impractical task of lifting and stringing a massive bow. This said bow required a carriage with eight pairs of wheels drawn by a large number of men. Rama approached with slow dignity but soon gained the courage and strength to swiftly lift the massive bow and string it. The bow could not resist the powerful grip of Rama’s hands, thus the limbs snapped as he pulled the string taunt. Both gods and villagers became ‘intoxicated’ with joy over the news of Rama’s fantastic feat. Rama demonstrated the courage and power it took to overcome every obstacle in his way. On the outside, Rama had many physical features that young women longed for, but on the inside he had determination and courage that captured the heart of his new bride and the people of the kingdom. No matter the obstacles, love and determination can get you through it.
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  • Spring '16
  • Mrs.Spiegle
  • English

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