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Week 5 Story: Rama and Sita Beginning

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Once upon a time there was a king named Dasharatha with three wives and four sons. Rama, the eldest of the sons, was next in  line for the throne and loved by many. Rama wife, SIta, was very beautiful and adored her husband and he her. Upon the arrival of his coronation Queen Kaikeyi, mother of  Bharata, requested her husband to complete his promises of granting her whatever she desired. He told her she may do this twice and she became worried for her and her son when Ramas time to take the throne grew closer. She requested for her husband to send Rama into exile for fourteen years. With a heavy heart the king fulfilled his promises. Rama took his exile with great nobility and honored his fathers commands. Rama warned sita about the Rakshasas in the forest and the dangers that occur  in the fores. He spoke of how different it was outside of the safeness of the palace walls and lifestyle she was use to. Despite this, Sita inssited on accompanying her husband. Surpanaka, Ravanas sister…

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Sources: https://www.wordzz.com/women-mahabharata-ahead-time/

Epic Women
For this project I have decided to do more research on Epic Women. My idea for this project is to have some type evil antagonists(s) and these ultimate group of Epic women characters will have to assemble to fight this force of evil. I would introduce the plot and the villain in the intro but some how transition into introudcing each of the female leads. The origin story of each female lead would be the main storybook portion of the project and the end would be them coming together and defeating the villain.I really enjoyed your idea of Shakti and Mahishasura! I really think I am going to run with it after I look more into each charcter and create a personality and maybe even enhance their abilites with super powers or special traits that are based on their character traits. My intro/ ending I want to creat a plot introduce a problem and villian or maybe even a group of villains. Then some how transition …

Reading Notes: Paley Sita sings the Blues, Part B

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Bibliography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTg7YXuy34#action=share Author: Nina Paley
Title: Sita Sings the Blues
Year: 2008Part B:intermission ends new york city -Nina is at her computer and she receives an email from dave who is in india. The email tells her to not come back and nina's heart starts poundng faster and faster.  Her heart breaks and she screams. songs playing and a series of different dancing women singing. opening scene is sita going to Rama and telling him she is with child and Rama tells her how wonderful the news is. The narrators explain that there are some who think the baby's father is not rama . meanwhile a dhobi is hitting his wife and saying that he does not accept women like rama who have slept in other mens bed comparing his wife to sita. Rama says that he cannot rule if his people do not respect him so he banishes sita and tells his brother lakshmana to take sita into the forest and abandon her.  Rama has doubts who was the real father of child …

Reading Notes: Paley Sita sings the Blues, Part A

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Bibliography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTg7YXuy34#action=share Author: Nina Paley
Title: Sita Sings the Blues
Year: 2008Part A: A woman with 4 arms rises from the sea on a pink flower along with a record player that is playing a tune. The woman starts dancing on the pink flower to the tune until the record gets stuck and continously repeats the same portion of the song. she touches the record player to fix it and it blows up leading to opening creditsthe first scene opens with a couple sleeping/ snoring heavily in their bed and their cat  wakes up and walks to its bowl to find it empty then walks back to its owneres who are still sleeping in their bed and starts jumping and meowing frantically on the womans head. The woman wakes up to her cats behavior and walks up and fills the cats bowl with food. The man wakes up and welcomes the woman back in bed with open arms. They smile at eachother and the woman goes back in and they start kissing passionately.Another scene transitions …

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Microfiction: Hanumans Jump

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Hanumans Jump"Maybe I can do it,"Hanuman thought to himself as he heard Jambavan speak of him in such a great manner. "  I will go to Lanka and there I could discover Sita or bring Ravana back to face for all the wrong he has done.  Hanuman sent a prayer to the gods that they may guide his journey and send winds to carry him to Lanka. He gathered all his might and bent his legs down in stance ready to take the greatest leap of his life. He felt a warmth circulating through his veins and then he jumped.

Hanumans Jump  ( part 2) The unstoppable Hanuman leaped from the creatures mouth and left her behind in peices. " Too easy," Hanmuman thought to himself as his feet impacted the earth of Lanka. 

Bibliographyhttp://ouocblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/pde-ramayana-hanumans-leap.htmlAuthors Note:Both stories are inspired from Hanumans Leap, one of the assigned stories from this week in the Ramayana. It was one of my favorites from the readings! Hope you enjo…

Reading Notes: PDE Ramayana , Part D

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Ramayana: Part D The BridgeRama performed sacrifices to propriate the God ocean so that the vanar forces might be enabled  to pass over Lanka but it did not work. Rama got frustrated and shot an arrow into the bosom of the deep causing the earth an sea to tremble and mountains began to break into pieces. Rama threatened to dry up the waters of the sea with a firey dart, The King of the ocean rose from the aid and told him to seek the aid of chief Nala then he vanished back into the ocean. Nala was called upon to give aid and he and his workmen constructed a causeway of rocky island between the mainland and lanka and it is called Ramas bridge. Rama attacks Dreadful were the omens of war that showed themselves. Then Rama beholding lanka towering up to pierce the heavens ..he laid siege to Lanka. Meanwhile Ravana spies gathered news and brought their information of Lanka to Ravana. They advised him of Ramas resistless power and advised him to surrender Sita. Ravana grew angry of this new…