Yudhisthira's Dharma And Karma

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Throughout the books we read there is always the theme of Dharma and Karma. If you do something bad then something bad will be done to you, and if you do something good something good will happen to you. Dharma and Karma comes in many forms and doesn’t seem to be something that every person can follow perfectly, but I think that they are things that can’t be followed completely consciously. I think Dharma is very situational and your actions followed the situation can be loosely judge good or evil. Like for example, if you were a warrior on a battleground and to protect your allies you must kill your enemies. But killing would normally bring bad karma I don’t believe it does in this instance because you believe you are doing what right by…show more content…
One that better represents the goodside but also some faults of humanity. Yudhisthira is a wise character who seems to understand Dharma almost innately while others consciously try to follow Dharma. Yudhisthira was the only one of the brothers who was able to make it to heaven and retain his mortal body, I think this shows that in life he was able to follow his dharma perfectly. Bhima the second brother I think represents humans rage and the power humans hold. Bhima is a big reason the Kauravas don’t like the Pandavas as he would be mean to them. I would see Bhima as being a Hercules character, very strong, but very wild in nature. Bhima was the fifth of the group to fall when climbing the Himalayas. I think he made it so far because of his immense strength. The third of the brothers was Arjuna. Arjuna is the main character of the Mahabharata and probably the most famous I would think. Arjuna Is a lot like Rama in his feats but I think he isn’t like him in the way of Dharma, but I think they would’ve been allies and even friends if they had met. Arjuna was the best archer in Indian history some even compared to Lord Vishnu. In the challenge to win Draupadi, which is a lot like the challenge that Rama completed to win Sita, Arjuna had to lift and fire a bow at and artificial fish. But no one knew that it was Arjuna because he and his brothers were disguised. Reading this I actually had to…show more content…
The Kauvaras give strife and peril to the Pandavas brothers whenever they can. Like many stories there must be a hero and a villain. Without the Kauvaras though I doubt the Pandavas would’ve become the people the were. A good hero needs a good villain. When I first read it I actually compared them to Cinderellas step sisters, an odd comparison but both try to stop the main character from achieving happiness but ultimately

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