The characters in the Ramayana relate to our won human drama. The Ramayana teaches us a way of life. It shows how to have pure love among family members and toward society and gives us a method to control the ten senses and the mind for inner peace and spiritual bliss.
Life on this planet is short and man is immersed in emotional conflict in the form of attachments to the family, wife, children, etc. Identifying with Rama and Sita as manifestations of the Self in all is an easy method of pulling the mind away from its attachment to the various pleasure centers. In the ancient epic, the humble devotee, Hanuman, is the son of the wind god. The wind symbolizes sound. Without the wind, no sound is possible. Sound is the gross manifestation of mind and thought. In the transcendental state, sound waves manifest as thought waves. Thought waves in the gross material plane manifest as spoken language.