1.) “We must learn to respect the code of behaviour of the world we now inhabit…You can return to the code of the ksatriyas when we go back to Ayodhya!” (Sattar, p234-235) Compare Rama’s code of behaviour in the Dandaka forest and within Ayodhya. What is this difference in code of behaviour that Sita speaks of?
2.) When Sita, Rama and Laksmana first enter the Dadanka forest, Sita fears that Rama will “[inflict] violence and cruelty upon other beings without reason or enmity…” In light of this statement, explain whether Rama was effective in justifying his killing of Vali.
3.) During Sita’s capture, there is an overt emphasis on her aesthetic traits. What is the desired effect of this focus on Sita’s beauty?