Overwhelmed by all his failures, Ravana grabbed a sword and ran to the ashoka grove. "SHE did this!" he screamed. "SHE killed my brother. SHE killed my sons. I am going to cut that wretched woman's throat myself!"
Sita prepared for death calmly, with some regret that she had not let Hanuman carry her away. "Perhaps I am to blame," she thought.
At the last moment, one of Ravana's ministers, an honorable rakshasa named Suparshva, restrained him. "This woman is not the enemy," he said. "Your enemy awaits you on the battlefield."
So Ravana went to challenge Rama at last.
Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana.
Notes: This is the Yuddha Kanda (Book 6), sarga 92.
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