Ramayana: Why is Ravana being treated as a villian?

Ravan abducted Ram’s wife, a crime for which he was killed by Ram himself. So says the Ramayan. The epic makes Ravan the archetypical villain. And since Ram is God for most Hindus, Ravan’s actions make him the Devil incarnate. The only problem with Ravana was he could not keep his senses under control. For... show more Ravan abducted Ram’s wife, a crime for which he was killed by Ram himself. So says the Ramayan. The epic makes Ravan the archetypical villain.

And since Ram is God for most Hindus, Ravan’s actions make him the Devil incarnate.

The only problem with Ravana was he could not keep his senses under control.
For which he paid his life!!
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