What are some examples from the book The Ramayana by R.K. Narayan of how "Truth always wins"?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Although Narayan's translation of The Ramayana is a bit shortened, some of the basic elements of truth triumphing over evil is present.  Rama slays Ravan.  This would be the most fundamental element of truth winning over the forces of non- truth.  Rama represents civilized order and structure, a force of justice and truth in the world.  Ravan represents selfishness, a form of injustice, and the basic human element of the capacity for evil that has to be rooted out in order for collective solidarity to emerge.  Rama winning is an example of truth always wining.  I would also point out that Sita never fades in her chastity.  She was overpowered by Ravan and could have simply consented to being with him in order to make her own life comfortable.  Yet, her devotion to Rama causes her to be tormented by demons and Ravan's other wives.  However, she is willing to take this pain and suffering in the recognition of her marriage and the bond she shares with Rama.  This represents truth over illusion and Sita embodies it.  I think that Rama and Sita prevailing over the illusion that covers so much of human beings represents the idea of truth prevailing.

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