The effects of Sexual activities in Ramayana of King Rama I

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สญชัย อันภักดี อรทัย เพียยุระ

Abstract

This article aimed to study about the effects of sexual
activities in Ramayana of the King Rama I. The results of the study
showed that Ramayana had a variety of sexual activities of the
characters which could be distinguished into 3 types including
1) sexual activities that happened after marriages or were
accepted 2) sexual activities through hidden affairs 3) forcedsexual activities like rapes or seductions. Some results of the
sexual activities were accepted and some were not. A baby who
was born from sexual activities that happened after marriages
would be more acceptable than one that was born from sexual
activities through hidden affairs and forced-sexual activities. If
the baby was a boy, he would look like his father more than his
mother. This reflected a value of having a son for inheritance of
patriarchy.In addition, found that a baby who was born from
sexual activities through hidden affairs especially from adultery
would not be accepted and would be seen as a low-class citizen.
Sexuality of high-class women were controlled by men and to
have sex with lower-class men was consideredunacceptable.

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อันภักดีส., & เพียยุระอ. (2019). The effects of Sexual activities in Ramayana of King Rama I. The Academic Journal: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Nakhonsawan Rajabhat University, 5(1), 331-366. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/hssnsru/article/view/177000
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