BC: The reason people should keep reading this Indian Epic is because we think this story has multiple meanings behind it for example it could be interpreted as "Good always wins" or "Never give up even when times get hard." Rama never gave up during the battle, no matter what Ravana threw at him he always threw something better back. He was very wise in his decisions.
1: Ramayana Retold by R.K. Narayan. | The past 2000 years Ramayana has been one of the most important South Asian epics. This epic poem provides insights into many different aspects of Indian culture and still to this day, influences the politics, religion and art of modern India.
2: Rama had help from the god Indra, who sent down a swift chariot. "The gods in heaven noticed Ravana's determined move and felt that Rama would need all the support they could muster." ""Sir," the charioteer answered, "my name is Matali. I have the honor of being the charioteer on Indra...it can fly swifter than air over all obstacles...and will help you to emerge victorious in this battle.""
3: Rama and Ravana went to battle because the evil Ravana had kidnapped Rama's wife, Sita. Rama sent out his Monkey Hordes but unfortunately they were getting over powered by Ravana's army. So Rama went to go fight himself. The very personal battle between them went on and on, using up a lot of weapons. Multiples of times Ravana's weapons failed him and did not kill his opponent. Rama had eventually injured Ravana with his arrows and weakened him. After much thought Rama decided to use Brahmasthra," a weapon specially designed by the creator, Brahma. The special weapon killed Ravana and took away the evil appearance. Rama had thought that he might have killed a being that was about to retreat but his brother reassured Rama that he had done the right thing.
5: The theme of this epic is "fight your own battles" and "don't give up." At the beginning of the story, Rama watches his monkey hordes get killed by Ravana's army. He later realizes that he has to defeat Ravana himself and that it is his responsibility. The battle was broken up in mini battles. There were so many different pauses where they changed their weapons. Rama was very patient and respectful for the entire quarrel. He never gave up and eventually he ended Ravana's life.