Loyalty - Nishika Hegde

posted Jan 16, 2015, 12:37 PM by Balvihar Teachers 6A   [ updated Jan 16, 2015, 12:37 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

   I think one of the many topics in the Mahabharata is loyalty.  An  example of this is the story of Karna and his loyalty to Duryodhana.  It all began when he was at a competition to win the hand of Draupadi as his wife.  There he met  Duryodhana who gave Karna his own kingdom and made him a ruler, even after everyone teased and judged him for being a charioteer’s son.  For this act of kindness Karna was forever loyal to him and even fought for him in the war against his own brothers.  

I think loyalty is a good quality to have because it makes you a better friend and people will trust you.  It is also a very hard thing to possess because you can be faced with very tough situations that require you to make difficult choices.