The MaHABARATA Essay

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The MaHABARATA




The Mahabarata
In the story the Mahabarata the Pandavas represent the forces of good. The Karavas
represent the forces of evil. For example, Duryodhana gets Sakuni to cheat in order to
deafeat the Pandavas. The Pandavas lose everything including Draupadi. The Karavas try
to undress Draupadi. They also try to murder the Pandavas during their 13 years in exile.
The Karavas were going to kidnap Krishna in order to win the war.

The Pandavas were good. They had respect for their enemys in the war. They were wise and
followed their dharma. The
Mahabarata

In the story the Mahabarata, Krishna plays the human form of the god Vinu. He plays an
advisorer to Arjuna in the war. He is on the side of the Pandavas. The reason he is on
the Pandavas is that they represent good dharma. Krishna needs them to win in order to
keep good dharma going.

The Mahabarata
The Mahabarata is filled with various mythological characters. For example, the deamons
of the forest ( eat human flesh) Bhishma ( decides when he will die) the woman that
Bhishma rejected ( dies and before she died swears she will not rest until Bhishma dies)
the old man in the mountain ( tricked into giving Yudhisthira a secret weapon) the old man
in the snowy mountains ( Arjuna goes to see to get magic weapons).

The Mahabarata
I think Sakuni meant that life is a game of chance that can be mastered and minipulated.
I personally do not agree with this statement. The reason is we all have to make choices
in live, regardless if they are the choices are right or wrong. A good choice may take
longer, but a bad choice isnít going to help. It may work for a little while but that
choice will come back to haunt you.

The Mahabarata
The essence of the message delivered by Krishna to Arjuna during the final battle was very
important. The message was telling Arjuna the meaning of life. It told him that nobody
dies there body may, but their soul lives forever. This message was called the Bhagavad
Gita. The message allowed

Arjuna to fight. It made him unafraid
The Mahabarata
In the story the Mahabarata dharma represents ones path or destiny. It plays a very
important role in the story. The Pandavas represent good dharma and the Karavas represent
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