Friday, May 6, 2016


Karna's allegiance to Duryodhana is exemplary.
Karna is approached by his mother Kunti She reveals to him his actual heritage....that he was her first son born before her marriage and she has kept this a secret fearing societal disapproval....that the Pandavas are his brothers and he is the oldest son.
(Not sure how that would fit into right of inheritance. If Karna would actually be in line for the throne since he was the oldest. None of the Pandavas were conceived by Pandu anyway. Their line is coming through Kunti and Madri and the demigods. I find it odd that they are called the Pandavas. Maybe they should be called the Kunti sutas.
When you look at it that way, the sons of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari were actually the "bloodline" inheritors. Not the "Pandavas.")
Kunti is hoping Karna will value his blood line over his allegiance and alliance with Duryodhana and not fight against her other sons. But that does not happen. Karna is such a noble character that he values so much the bond of "love and trust" he has established with Duryodhana that Karna is willing to die for it. And he does.
Love and trust are of more value to Karna than anything else.
Something Kunti devi did not give him.

No comments:

Post a Comment