Yh that was another thing! Some bhamans 14 yr old son died and they came to rams court asking him to make the boy alive again, ram then asked his council of rishis what to do and one of the rishis said that the boy has died because a shudra is going tapasya somewhere. The rishis said that in tret yuga that only a bhaman and ksyathria can carry out religious duties. Because a shudra is doing tapasya it has created imbalance and it is the kings duty to sort the imbalance out. So ram went on a mission looking for a shudra doing tapasya and in the south country he came across a man hanging upside down on a tree meditating. Initially ram was impressed and asked him what he is trying to attain and the guy said that hes trying to attain the solar system and heavens, then ram asked him what caste he belongs too, the guy said he is a shudra, ram then realized this is the shudra that hes looking for and he took out his sword and cut his head off! All the demi gods then started showering ram with flower petals. By killing the shudra the bhamans son came alive and the balance was restored again!
I have to say rams justice was all over the place in ramayan !
Ramayan happened in treta yug and the rishis in it say that in the current treta yug society was divided into 4 social orders by manu, the same guy who wrote the horrific manusmriti, and that in this yug the khsaytriyas have joined the bhamans in carrying out religious duties, and that kalyug will be the dark ages and that even the shudra will join in worship.
It's still a interesting read though lol!
Judging by rams tantrums and emotional breakdowns he definitely was not perfect.
I prefer lakshman and hanumans characters.
Poor sita is just depressed throughout the whole thing!
If ramayan is truthful to what treta yug was like then people definitely had ego and anger problems and were very lustful.
Promises were respected though and people stuck to their word! Elders were still respected as well. friendships especially brotherhood is really strong as well. People also did a lot of charity ...
Marriage was not respected though they all cheating on each other lol a lot of promiscuous characters