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The Power of Fate and Karma in Macbeth

- Throughout life, many of us will find ourselves in some of the worst situations that leave us wondering who’s to blame. The truth is that the misfortunes that befall us are due to our own actions and sometimes due to fate or bad luck. Fate is one person's destiny and it can not be understood by simple mortals but a greater power beyond human comprehension. Fate is so powerful that it can control a person's outcome on life before it happens. Many people tend to become victims of fate in which they catch a glimpse of what their future is going to look like, but do not totally take hold of the outcome....   [tags: fate, karma, macbeth, shakespeare]

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The Role of Fate in Macbeth

- Fate has sundry meanings. One of the meanings of fate: power that predetermines events. Destiny’s definition suggests that events will occur and do not change. Whatever unravels in life cannot change by mankind. The statement has undivulged meanings; fate has the opportunity to change if the person wants events to end differently. However, wrong decisions will only seal fate. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, The fate becomes confirmed through Lady Macbeth wanting more power, Macbeth’s inner conflict, and the three witches tricking Macbeth and leading him to his demise....   [tags: Theme of Fate and Free Will]

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Fate and Choice in Sophocles Writing

- It seems as if Bernard Knox is inside Sophocles mind when he states that tragedy deals with, “the problem of man’s true stature, his proper place in the universe” because in Oedipus the King Oedipus is unable to control the situations he is put in but is accountable for his crimes. Fate plays a major role in the tragedy because Oedipus does not have control over the statements of the Oracle, even if he believes otherwise. Also the flaw of Oedipus that he believes he has certainty of knowledge because of how he was come to be raised is a result of fate and something he could not control....   [tags: knowledge, fate, choices]

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Fate in Holes by Louis Eochar

- Humans tend to believe that supreme super-natural forces explain what they don't understand or the impossible. An example is that a greater force or a more powerful being called a God or a Godess or the stars chooses people's life for them, we call this destiny. Other people seem to think that coincidences are supernatural also and Muslims believe that every human is born with a book that conotains all of thier future. These ideas all represent the meaning of life as seen by fate or destiny. In the novel "Holes| by Louis Eochar, the idea of fate is very important and the main character Stanley Yelnats experiences this in both a positve and a negative way....   [tags: concidences, life, fate, destiny]

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Oedipus' Fate from the Gods and His Choices

- Many times in life, people think they can determine their own destiny, but, as the Greeks believe, people cannot change fate the gods set. Though people cannot change their fate, they can take responsibility for what fate has brought them. In the story Oedipus, by Sophocles, a young king named Oedipus discovers his dreadful fate. With this fate, he must take responsibility and accept the harsh realities of what’s to come. Oedipus is a very hubris character with good intentions, but because he is too confident, he suffers....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, ]

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Oedipus: Destiny and Fate

- Although it is widely alleged that destiny is by choice, there are a vast number of people who believed that it is by fate. Those who believed it is by choice follow the directions and guidance of their elders. For example, they will try to hold on to the values that their parents instilled in them and use them to guide their entire lives. Others who believed that destiny is by fate, believe that the outcome of their lives is determined by luck, and that no matter what they do or how careful they are, whatever has to happen to them must happen....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, free will]

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Hamlet: Fate vs Free Will

- At the heart of every great tragedy lies the universal struggle between the human inclination to accept fate absolutely and the natural desire to control destiny (Stockton). Like most of his plays, in Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet one of the prevailing themes centers on the question, “Does fate and providence overrule man’s own choices and decisions?” Throughout the work, the main character Hamlet views Fortune in various differing lights as he plots and plans his revenge. This complex interpretation of Fate’s influence is also shared with Horatio, Hamlet’s most treasured friend....   [tags: fate, destiny, play analysis, Shakespeare]

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Oedipus: Victim of Fate or He Deserves What He Got?

- Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. It is a very common theme used in literature. We’ve seen examples from stories such as: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Iliad. We’ve been reading Oedipus the King written by Sophocles. My main thesis that I would be talking about is if: Oedipus was actually a victim of fate, or did he deserve what he got. In my opinion, Oedipus does not deserve what he got and is a victim of fate. This is because all his actions were unintentional....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, ]

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Aeneas’s Free Will Despite His Fate in The Aeneid

- When discussing the fate of Aeneas, a thought provoking question is posed that is commonly debated. If Aeneas is commanded by fate, does he have free will. It is important to approach this question with a solid understand of fate. There are two common sides to the debate of whether Aeneas had free will or not. One view believes Aeneas had no choice but to follow his destiny because he was commanded by fate, and prophesied to found the race that will one day build Rome. The other side states Aeneas did indeed have free will, and even though his fate was set, room is available within his fate for events to change....   [tags: trojans, puppet of fate, obedience]

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Fate and How It Is Shown in Four Classic Novels

- Fate In the end God ultimately decides ones fate, but one can influence His choice throughout their life. The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, as well as the books The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, Divine Comedy by Dante, and Oresteia by Aeschylus all talk about justice and fate. These stories show how even though God will decide what happens to someone at the end, the actions one does is how God bases his decision. One’s fate is determined based on what God and the law think is just. Human beings have free will and know what is right and wrong....   [tags: fate, god, action, human]

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Opedipus Free Will and Fate in Opedipus Rex by Sophocles

- Oedipus Free Will and Fate Have you ever been told that you would kill your father and marry your mother because that what Oedipus Rex was told by prophecy. In this play called Oedipus Rex, Sophocles uses his play to show the theme of free will versus fate. This play explores what is a Oedipus free will and fate and how much a this prophecy controls him. Also how can prophecy be prevented and how it affects Oedipus family. It is known that Oedipus will fulfill the prophecy of “Apollo said through his prophet that I was man who should marry his own mother, shed his father blood” LL.(945-447) but what isn’t known is how him or Jocasta will react and finding if the prophecy is infact true....   [tags: family, prophecy, fate]

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Will Modern Civilizations Suffer the Same Fate as the Roman Empire?

- “Today, when human beings have the capacity to destroy civilization, we might reflect on humanity’s long and painful climb to the civilized state. (Perry, 2009, pg. 5) As we take a look at the long progression of how humankind has moved from the remote unknown, uncivilized barbaric civilization that it was so long ago, and compare it to present day civilization, one can assume that the surrounding cultures have taken a dramatic turn from what it used to be. But what happens when we contemplate the religion of the world that was once believed long before....   [tags: What is the Fate of Modern Civilizations?]

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Our Decisions and a Predetermined Fate: Oedipus the King

- Since the dawn of time prophecies have supposedly been passed down directly from the gods unto the prophets. In the ancient Grecian time, god’s word was worshipped and fate was all but fact. In the bible, Moses was one of the most famous prophets. In the 1500s, Nostradamus, who was a French apothecary and seer, wrote an entire collection of prophecies. Throughout history there have been theses men and many more who claimed to know details about the future. Why would so many prophecies become world renowned if there were no truths to them....   [tags: Fate, Oedipus the King, Oedipus Rex,]

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Fate in Beowulf

- Fate in Beowulf A Twist of Fate for the Great Hero Beowulf Fate seems to be an ongoing theme in the works of Boethius and Beowulf. Whether it is a belief of Christian providence or pagan fatalism, the writers of these works are strongly moved by the concept of fate and how it affects the twists and turns of a person’s life. Fate is most often seen as the course of events in a person’s life that leads them to inevitable death at some time or another. Throughout the poem Beowulf, the characters are haunted by fate and acknowledge its strong presence in everything that they do....   [tags: Beowulf Fate Essays]

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Was Tess of the D’urbervilles Blameless or Partially Responsible for Her Fate?

- Tess of the D’urbervilles was a wildly controversial novel in its time. The novel’s questioning of religious belief and social hierarchy are still discussed today. Critics disagree on Tess’ role in her own life’s course: whether she made decisions or whether her fate was decided for her, and to what extent she is to blame for her rape, her marriage failure, and the death of Alec D’Urberville. In my view, Tess can only be held partially responsible for the events which befall her. She can be considered unlucky since the events are often spoken of as being out of her control....   [tags: Tess of the D’urbervilles, fate,]

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Reconciliation of Opposites in Emerson's Fate

- Reconciliation of Opposites in Emerson's Fate Emerson's Fate is full of interesting ideas. Fate is the absence of chaos. It is rendered void by the intellect; it is the laws of the world and a name for "causes which are unpenetrated". Emerson explains Fate through nature. "Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes" (1118). Society, slouching in its custom-made "civilization", looks down on nature and it’s cruel and nonsensical disposition. Emerson even states, "Nature is no sentimentalist…the world is rough and surly, and will not mind drowning a man or woman; but will swallow your ship like a grain of dust....   [tags: Emerson Fate Essays]

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Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate?

- Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate. A common debate that still rages today is whether we as a species have free will or if some divine source, some call it fate, controls our destiny. The same debate applies to Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. Does Oedipus control his actions, or are they predetermined by the gods. It’s that question that makes Oedipus a classic, and many different people think many different things. With all the oracles and talk of prophecies, its obvious that there is some divine intervention in Oedipus....   [tags: Destiny, Fate, Free Will, Free Choice]

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Macbeth - How Fate Disappointed

- How Fate Disappointed in Macbeth      How forceful was fate in the venerable Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth. Did it deprive either of the Macbeths of their ability to choose. This essay intends to answer these and other fate-related questions.   In his critical volume, Macbeth: a Guide to the Play, H. R. Coursen explains the concept of Fate within the play:   Macbeth's tragedy is not that he decides to kill Duncan but that he cannot become independent. Even if a weaker agency than God, he would be his own, himself alone....   [tags: Macbeth Destiny Fate Free Will Choice]

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Fate : Fate And Fate

- In Oedipus Rex, fate is something that unavoidably befalls two characters. The gods decide Oedipus and Jocasta’s fate even before they know it. Trying to avoid destiny is pointless because no matter what, it will catch up to you where ever you are. It is often thought that you can change your destiny, but in reality our fate was put into action the day we were born. Throughout the play, Oedipus tries to change his fate. When he confirms through two messengers and an oracle that he is destined to marry his mother and kill his father, he completely panics....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Ismene]

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The Ultimate Fulfillment in Man's Fate by Andre Malraux

- The Ultimate Fulfillment in Man's Fate         In Man's Fate, Andre Malraux examines the compelling forces that lead individuals to join a greater cause. Forced into a life of contempt, Ch'en portrays the man of action in the early phases of the Chinese Revolution.  He dedicates himself to the communist cause.  It is something greater than himself, a phenomenal concept that he has fused into.  It is something for which he will give his life.  How did this devotion come about?  A combination of his personality, his interior life, as well as society's influence, molded him into a terrorist....   [tags: Man's Fate Andre Malraux]

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A Pakistani Boy`s Fate

- ... What I have wanted more than anything ever since we started receiving letters from my cousins is to get a proper education and make something of my life. My mother tells me I am a very bright and promising young boy. That really excites me. I want to do something more than being known as the young man that gave up everything to follow Allah. News Flash Allah does not want us to die and kill people for him. He wants us to follow his lead and pass on the ways to everyone so we can all unite as one instead of being morally divided....   [tags: Fate, Death, Taliban]

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Fate

- Fate Webster defines fate as a “ a power thought to control all events and impossible to resist” “a persons destiny.” This would imply that fate has an over whelming power over the mind. This thing called fate is able to control a person and that person has no ability to change it. Its been proven time and time again that the human mind can over come any obstacle. An asset to the mind is a persons will. With the combination of a person’s mind and their will to decide their own destiny this thing called fate can be over come....   [tags: Fate Destiny Essays]

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Fate in Voltaire and Kosinski's Literature: Everything happens for a reason

- Voltaire and Kosinski’s literature works are two of the significant artistic work of the eighteenth and twentieth century. The work have strong basis of numerous human character and nature, by demonstrating how human beings associates. As one flips from one page to the next of the products of two shrewd authors, many thematic issues are revealed including stupidity, foolishness, optimism among others. However, one of the most important themes espoused in the contents of the two famed writers is that everything that happens in human life has reason (Voltaire, 1950)....   [tags: Voltaire, fate, literature, Kosinski,]

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Oedipus The King : The Fate Of Fate

- Oedipus The King Discovers His Fate In today’s culture we live our personal decisions that we strongly believe in In the play Oedipus The King by Sophocles fate is constantly hidden and freewill uncovers his Destiny. Odious is battling against is his fate. In the beginning of the play Oedipus is hopeful to discover about his family background. He is struggling to accept the truth about his past, and he decides to investigate his past, and he becomes his own worst enemy by destroying relationship with his family and with himself....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Oedipus, Jocasta]

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The Fate Of A Victim

- The Fate of a Victim William Shakespeare once said “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” Is this always the case though. Is it possible that one’s destiny is in the hands of another person. Their fate decided by another person. Shakespeare contradicted his quote with his play, Hamlet. In this play, Shakespeare put a young Danish prince’s fate into the hands of the prince’s uncle. Hamlet became a victim of the uncontrollable greed his uncle possessed. His entire life turned upside down and it affected everyone he loved....   [tags: Hamlet, Murder, Family, Characters in Hamlet]

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Fate and Ignorance in Oedipus Rex

-      Oedipus Rex is a story that can be interpreted on many different levels of thinking. The ancient tale has existed for centuries and has been subjected to countless forms of analysis. What is it that makes Oedipus the King such a fascinating story. Is it the suspense of a developing mystery that captivates the audience. Or perhaps the wonderful feeling the readers get after vicariously experiencing the horror Oedipus feels. And if not that, could it be that the reader is intrigued at Sophocles' description of one man's disbelief in the gods....   [tags: Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice]

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Fate or Free Will

- The first script play that we’ve discussed is Oedipus Rex. Each classmates expressed their opinion about one of the three characters, Oedipus, Jocasta, and Creon, and how their action are either fated and free will. My opinion about fate and free will is solely based on Oedipus. However, his fate was in King Laius and Jocasta’s hands and they had a chance to change it. The prophecy is based on action throughout the person’s life and will affect others as well. To summarize of what was going on in the Oedipus play....   [tags: prophecy, incest, greek]

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The Fate of Luck

- The first outstanding aspect in No Country For Old Men is the absence of as much punctuation as possible. McCarthy used very few apostrophes, quotation marks, or any other basic punctuation to provide a variety of effects. Her writing style is just like the setting of the book – stripped down the bare necessities, plain, and wide open. It also nearly forces you to reread many sentences to gather all the information McCarthy has subtly injected in every line. It is a very unique but appealing style, particularly for this piece of literature....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Fate of Food

- The Fate of Food The hidden methods used to produce the food we consume today are unethical. These methods include the usage of chemicals, and abuse of workers and animals. The process of producing food goes on everyday but as consumers, we are unaware of how it is done. A vast majority of Americans are not aware of the highly mechanized structure of the industrial food system. Determined to capitalize on profit and production, social responsibility and food safety has taken a backseat to the industrial food system....   [tags: Health, Unethical Methods, Chemicals]

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Fate in Antigone, Beowulf, and the World

- The concept of fate in the lives of men and woman is something that has been around for as long as history has been recorded. However it feels like fate works better as a tool for writers through the ages, than as a way to know the true path of people’s lives. Religion is something that has been interwoven with fate, however the concept can be too easily manipulated in the world for it to tell the story of an entire life. In the end, the only thing that all men and women are fated to do is die, and even that is not determined until the day that it happens....   [tags: religion, death, fame]

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The Role of Fate in Oedipus Rex

- In Oedipus Rex, fate is something that unavoidably befalls two characters. The gods decide Oedipus and Jocasta’s fate even before they know it. Trying to avoid destiny is pointless because no matter what, it will catch up to you where ever you are. It is often thought that you can change your destiny, but in reality our fate was put into action the day we were born. Throughout the play, Oedipus tries to change his fate. When he confirms through two messengers and an oracle that he is destined to marry his mother and kill his father, he completely panics....   [tags: Oedipus Rex]

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The Role of Fate in Greek History

- The Greek believed strongly in knowing yourself, retributive justice and being able to see things as a whole. They also arranged their social life to provide them with a maximum degree of freedom; freedom form political and religious domination. Despite their strong beliefs in freedom , they always had the belief on fate and usually consult the gods regarding their fate, so that they may live according to their fate. Fate is the inevitable force that controlled the lives of human. Before the birth of Oedipus, he was destined to "kill his father and mate with his mother"....   [tags: world history]

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Fate And Gods : Separate Entities

- Fate and Gods: separate entities in Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is the second book written in a trilogy by Ancient Greek play write, Sophocles. Though second, the events that take place in this play occurred, according to chronology, well before that of the first play Antigone. In Oedipus the King, the city of Thebes faces a curse, which can only be lifted by punishment of the former king’s murder, in effort to save his city; Oedipus discovers that he himself is the killer and had unknowingly fulfilled a horrendous prophecy fixed upon him at birth....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Aeschylus, Jocasta]

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The Role of Fate in Romeo and Juliet

- In the book Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, fate plays a large role in moving the plot along. It does this by bringing people together. Fate also plays a role in a couple people’s deaths, including the main characters, Romeo and Juliet. The bringing of people together by fate played a huge role in moving along Romeo and Juliet’s plot. A great example of this is how Romeo’s “true love” Rosaline has vowed to remain chaste her whole life. This makes Romeo more open to dating someone else. Benvolio then tells Romeo to go to a party that the Capulet’s are hosting....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Fate and Free Will in Greek Mythologies

- Abstract In English literature and Greek mythologies fate and free will played colossal responsibilities in creating the characters in the legendary stories and plays. The Greek gods believed in fate and interventions, predictions of a life of an individual before and after birth which the individual has no control over their own destiny. Free will and fate comingle together, this is where a person can choose his own fate, choose his own destiny by the choices the individual will make in their lifetime....   [tags: Mythology]

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The Effect of Fate on the Outcome of a Drama

- Every day, humans wonder whether they control the choices they make or if a greater force controls them. From the first page of Shakespeare’s romantic drama, The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, fate is out to get the players. This deplorable catastrophe is set in Verona, Italy, where two feuding households war with each other. Romeo and Juliet, children of the fighting heads of the households, secretly wed each other and eventually kill themselves because society declares the couple cannot be together....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Results of Fate In Romeo and Juliet

- Fate is a hidden, but unavoidable force that leads to certain consequences in people’s lives. The theme of fate plays a crucial role in the main characters of the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet share a destiny that dooms them to tragic deaths immediately after the exchange of their zealous love. Despite their resolute attempts to challenge their destiny, the lovers still succumb to the inexorable powers of fate. In the Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet, the principle of fate propels the lovers together with infatuation, tears them apart through a bitter demise, yet, ensures peace in Verona for many future generations....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Role of Fate in Oedipus Rex

- Fate plays a very important role in Oedipus Rex as it is clearly inescapable and is not subject to change by free will, or even the will of the Gods. We learn of the prophecy given to Laius and Jocasta that their son will kill his father and marry his mother. Upon the birth of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta send for a shepherd to come and take him away to be killed so that the prophecy cannot be fulfilled. Throughout the story we are continually shown how various characters efforts to escape their fate lead to nothing but fulfillment of that exact fate; and that man cannot deny his sorrow and suffering by escaping the fate that provokes it....   [tags: Prophecy, Actions, Characters]

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Fate as a Pitcher, Life as a Ball

- Many people go through their lives questioning what would have happened if some aspects had been different. What if a person’s worst enemy had been his/her best friend. Would he/she be a different person if he/she had grown up in a different town. Such questions as these can puzzle a person in reality, as well as in literature. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, the protagonist raises the question of fate in the second scene of the fifth act, “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends.” Through the actions of the characters, a disastrous outcome is unfolded....   [tags: Character Analysis, Laertes, Claudius]

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Fate and Free Will in Literature

- ... The big picture is that despite all these books being written in different eras with different ideals, they all have that same ambivalence about fate and freewill. And even now, that ambivalence remains. People are unsure of whether we have freewill, or all of our actions are part of a predetermined plan. So, why is it that throughout history and the present, the debate between fate and freewill remains. Predetermined fate is a hard thing to believe in because everyone has a different view on life....   [tags: oedipus rex, candide, macbeth]

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Theme of Fate in "A Farewell to Arms"

- Merriam Webster defines the word idealist as “one guided by ideals; especially: one that places ideals before practical considerations.” Throughout the novel Catherine clearly displays characteristics of idealism, such as her overly romantic ways, and her inability to often think rationally. In the novel while talking about other girls Frederic has been with, Catherine says “It’s alright. Keep right on lying to me. That’s what I want you to do.” She asks to be lied to by Frederic, even though what he is saying is clearly not true and he is not even actually in love with her yet....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Fate And Free Will : Oedipus The King

- In Sophocles ' Oedipus the King, the themes of fate and free will are very strong throughout the play. Only one, however, brought about Oedipus ' downfall and death. Both points could be argued to great effect. In ancient Greece, fate was considered to be a rudimentary part of daily life. Every aspect of life depended and was based upon fate (Nagle 100). It is common belief to assume that mankind does indeed have free will and each individual can decide the outcome of his or her life. Fate and free will both decide the fate of Oedipus the King....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Sophocles]

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Cyrano As A Man Controlled By Fate

- This is one aspect of romanticism which Cyrano most definitely embodies with his characteristics of a tragic hero. He is a man controlled by fate, which is a favorite theme of Rostand. With this theme, Smith emphasizes that Cyrano is a pawn of his fate. Smith then proves this notion by explaining how romantic heros are pawns of “fate and events” (374). This shows how Cyrano, despite his positive qualities, is bound for failure due to the nature of the play. It could be argued that Cyrano is not a failure in the fact that his love for Roxanne does not go unanswered....   [tags: Hero, Character, Tragic hero, Cyrano de Bergerac]

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The Inevitable Fate or the Result of Free Will

- Disraeli’s quotation, “Circumstances are beyond the control of man; but his conduct is his own power”, means that people can express free will, can make their own decisions, and can express their own personality, but they do not have control of their fates. In Oedipus the King and Macbeth, the eponymous characters hear their own prophecy. They have free will, but they cannot alter the prophecy. One of the themes in Oedipus the King is that characters fight against their fates. However, their efforts do not stop the prophecy from being fulfilled....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Macbeth]

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Harry Potter : The Role Of Fate

- The Role of Fate in Harry Potter In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, fate plays a large part in the life of Harry Potter. As soon as Voldemort chose Harry to be the “Chosen One”, his fate as the defender of wizardkind was sealed. Harry must be the one to defeat Voldemort, or vice versa. However, although Harry’s fate was seemingly sealed from the time he was one year old, he still had free will throughout the series. Throughout the Harry Potter series, much of what happens in Harry’s life seems to be predetermined by Trelawney’s prophecy, which reads: The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches......   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Fate of Bad Gods: The Holocaust

- Before they boarded on the train, many Jews dreamed of a different life style in a big Jewish community in Auschwitz. Adolph Hitler executed the Holocaust so openly and deceivingly to the Jews that many Germans could have redeemed it, if not prevented. The Generals, Officers, Commanders, Lieutenants, Guards of Germany were people with moral values but they had been completely brainwashed. Did this happen by fate. If so, who’s in charge. No one, even Gods, had the power to cope with the Holocaust immediately....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Rome and Juliet: Victims of Fate

- The phenomenon of fate is exemplified on a daily bases in society. Fate can be best described as many acts ironically going in the opposite direction that one expects. From the beginning of the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet the two characters are called, “star cross’d lovers,” fate produces the destiny of their death. Events like Friar Laurence’s well deceived planes gone wrong, the timing of Romeo and Juliet’s suicide and finally the issue of their families feuding in the first place are examples of how wrongly fate spoke to Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: shakespeare, literary essays]

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The Debate On The Fate Of America

- The Fate of America The heated debates, constant jabs, and the ongoing controversy about the 2016 Presidential Election is what has been sparking conversations worldwide. The disrespectful and unprofessional behavior that the candidates have shown has left a bad impression on many citizens of the United States of America. The Republicans as well as the Democrats have been going head to head since the campaign began. Though mainly the Republican candidates such as Ted Cruz, John Kasich and the infamous Donald Trump have been the most vocal and displayed the most disrespectful behavior throughout this campaign....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Understanding Fate in Oedipus Tyrannos

- The Greeks were one of the most powerful empires of early civilizations with the well documented conquest, legends, gods, etc. One of their most significant things left of their empire, is their theatrical style, none bigger than Tragedy. The Greek Tragedy was their basis of Drama and is still studied today. Their view of the world and life could be personified in the plays and by the personages. It is the case in the play Oedipus Tyrannos. The play, written by Sophocles, represents the typical Greek view of the world with all the values that the Greeks wanted to show....   [tags: Greek, Early Civilization]

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Fate In Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is a famous tragic love story that bases on a young couple from the rival families, the Montagues, and the Capulets, in which the death of the young couple finally end the ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families. Their result of death is believed to be cause mostly by the fate, which brings them closer and closer to their inevitable destiny, death. In many places in the play Shakespeare also uses words like ‘fortune’, ‘sail’, ‘stars’ to reveal that fate and destiny, are the main elements in the play that causes their untimely death....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Sophocles ' Oedipus The King Fate

- Oedipus the King Fate Sophocles’ play, Oedipus the King, can be called as one of the most famous works in the history of literature of the entire world. The play with all its aesthetic quintessence and artistic portraiture of the subject matter has triumphed over the scythe of time, and has been immortalized in the hearts of the avid readers or audience. The play stands out with its portraiture of the male protagonist, Oedipus, who was shown as a powerful man, yet so helpless at the mockery of fate....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Creon, Jocasta]

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Macbeth: Fate vs Free Will

- Fate vs Free Will is one of the most oft used literary techniques in writing. It is never more evident than in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. The major theme of the story Macbeth is whether or not the story is fueled by the free will of Macbeth, or by his fate. Are the events in Macbeth a result of his mentality and outlook on life, or were they going to happen no matter what. Almost every major event that takes place can be traced back to this question. It can be viewed in different ways, and most people have their own opinions....   [tags: literary analysis, shakespeare]

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The Fate Of Free Choice

- In Greek mythology, humans are often times portrayed as merely pieces of a board game played by the gods. Fate plays an essential role in Antigone and Oedipus Rex, where it unfolds and leads to the tragedy of these characters. Although both tragedies unravel the destinies of the characters, fate and free play different roles in each poem. However, despite superficial differences between the plots, there is the irony of the futility of free choice present in both poems. These characters use personal initiatives in attempt to alter their tragedies, yet that ‘freedom’ of action is ultimately driven by fate....   [tags: Sophocles, Oedipus, Greek mythology, Jocasta]

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Romeo and Juliet's Change of Fate

- Is there anything in this world which can occur anytime, anywhere, anyway to anyone. unexpectedly. Yes, it is the change of fate. Everyone in their life have their own fate and everyone in their life experience fate in different manner. Some could have positive result and some could have negative result. As Napoleon Bonaparte said “there is no such thing as an accidents; it is fate misnamed.” This refers to the novel, and a play of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the two young lover’s life began and ended with misfortune....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, ]

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Oedipus As A Victim Of Fate

- “Oedipus is, as it were, only a tragic analysis. Everything is already in existence, and has only to be unraveled.” Throughout the history of literature, there has been perhaps no other character quite as complex and convoluted as Oedipus. Whether it be the reality of his parents abandoning him to die or the mere fact that he married his own mother Jocasta, Oedipus has been continually analyzed and processed by scholars in an attempt to discover the means by which Oedipus arrived at his eventual outcome....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Truth]

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Fate in Romeo and Juliet

- Fate in Romeo and Juliet Essay Dictionary.com defines fate as, “the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed or the decreed cause of events.” This view of fate is one of the most prominent themes in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As early as the Prologue, the chorus speaks “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” (Prologue 5-6), informing the audience that the fate of the couple is predetermined....   [tags: destinity, mysterious forces, ]

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Fate As A Controlling Force

- FATE AS A CONTROLLING FORCE IN ROMEO AND JULIET: THE TRAGIC FATE OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS: (Rough Copy) The tragic play Romeo and Juliet, by playwright William Shakespeare, is about star-crossed lovers from feuding families that end up dying for the love of each other. The theme of fate as a controlling force is strong in the play in a way that one little coincidence can change two children’s lives that are really not meant to be. The play’s main theme brings the two closer and closer together until the unfortunate death at the very end which is foreshadowed by the chorus....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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Greek Mythology And The Fate Of Humankind

- Throughout Greek mythology both flora and fauna have played key roles in the fate of humankind. Whether the monsters, which have existed from the great rule of Gia, or thoughtless transformations, both animals and plants defined the lives of many. Many heroes fought ruthless monsters before going down as legend then myth. Meanwhile, certain mythological beasts were created to act as guardians for the Gods, such as, Cerberus. Other times, mortals have been honored by having been transformed into animals or plants for their passionate love with the Gods or other humans....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Love, Human]

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The Fate Of America Will Not Be Decided On A Battlefield

- The fate of America will not be decided on a battlefield; it will be determined in a classroom. Since 1966, when the Coleman Report woke up the American people to realize the devastating trend of the dysfunctional American education system, an ever continuing trend of mediocrity has guided education across the nation. The worst part is – nothing with a positive net benefit has been done about it. The incessant pouring of money, the increasing of regulations, and the “No Child Left Behind” program have all done either nothing to improve education or instead exacerbated the problem....   [tags: Education, Education in the United States]

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Fate in "Oedipus the King"

- If prophecy were to be real, one could expect what is bound to happen in the future. This is true; at least in “Oedipus the King” in which the protagonist, Oedipus calls forth his doom unwillingly. Fate is defined as something that unavoidably befalls a person. The author of “Oedipus the King,” Sophocles, writes a tragic fate that Oedipus was born to experience. Fate is what is meant to happen and cannot be avoided or unchanged. Furthermore, events that lead to other events could be the result for one to meet their fate....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Fate Of The Earth By Jonathan Schell

- In, Outside the Solar Village One utopian Farm, by, Wes Jackson, he explains about the expressions of human beings and how nature fills the world with such great full things. He explains how every community can enhance to become something that their children and their children’s children will want to continue on as their ancestors did to live and grow, instead of leaving. We think that technology can save us money but it doesn’t always save us money. Sometimes technology ends up costing a lot more than we think it will in the end and robs from our natural recourses....   [tags: Overpopulation, Extinction, Demography]

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The Time and Fate of Ragnarok

- The Norse tale of Ragnarok presents an interesting example of apocalyptic literature as it presents both an end and a notable new beginning. The world which rises from the cosmic rubble is essentially equivalent to that which was destroyed, possessing the same creatures, features and Gods of times past. Thus through the themes of time and fate Snorri challenges the concepts of what was, is and will be by providing a framework which allows for the potential reiteration of history. By reviewing the Prose Edda’s telling of the the events before, during and after Ragnarok, the relationship between fate, time and history becomes clear....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Role of Leaders in Companie's Fate

- In turbulent financial times like these, the quality of leadership in companies is of utmost importance. Leaders play a great role in determining the fate of companies. They are like captains steering their ships in the middle of a storm at sea. In the case of Monsanto, Hugh Grant has been that captain. He has managed to turn around a controversial company into one of the most respected agricultural biotechnology companies in the world. This term paper seeks to bisect and dissect his leadership style to understand the reasons behind the success of Monsanto....   [tags: monsanto, hugh grant, leadership]

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Life Is Dictated By Fate Or Chance

- A large debate steams off the topic on whether life is dictated by fate or chance. However, now with increases in scientific discovery, humans are finding to be more in the position of power to decide their future. This brings the issue of, where does that line get drawn for how much power one individual has. Sarah, you, as a mother have decided that ultimately you get to govern the lives of your children. When your young daughter Kate got sick from a rare form of cancer. You decided to have a second daughter, a designer baby, genetically modified to be a perfect match for Kate....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Shakespeare's Hamlet Struggles with Fate

- Hamlet Struggles with Fate Man has, and always will, continually struggle with drawing the line between Fate and chance – the fork in the road down which one believes there is order and purpose that leads all beings to a final destination in the universe, and the other believes there is only chance and coincidence that result from each individual’s next action. As Charles K. Cannon indicates, “The play that continually looks inward to observe itself as a play – suggests a pattern of diminishing concentric circles moving from what seems to be real to what seems to be illusion” (Cannon, 208)....   [tags: death, battle, blood]

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Fate in Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is classified as a beautiful yet tragic love story told in the form of a play. Romeo, from the house of Montague, is a passionate and impulsive lover that falls head over heels for young Juliet, house of Capulet . Through a series of unfortunate events, their tale ends with both of them committing suicide over the star-crossed love for the other. It comes down to the question, who is responsible for the lovers’ death. The reader can put the blame on Romeo’s faulty actions or Juliet’s inactions; One can also go on to blame the more minor characters like the lovers confidants, the Nurse and the Friar....   [tags: tragic love, montague]

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The Way Of Ones Fate

- The Way to Ones Fate Heraclitus once said “A mans character is his fate.” In the Sophocles tragedy, Oedipus Rex, depicts how heedless Oedipus is to his fate. In time, Oedipus went to posses certain traits that eventually led hi, to his fate; marrying his mother, killing his father. Oedipus’ pride, impetuous behavior, and lack of insight ultimately determine his fate. Consequently, one of the main aspects why Oedipus leads himself upon his fate was his immoderate amount of pride. Especially when he solved the riddle of the sphinx....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Tiresias]

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The Fate of Humanity by Technology

- ... The most rapidly progressing damage humans are causing to the environment is the issue of global warming. According to an article by edf.org, “[humans] extract and burn fossil fuels… [causing] the release of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping ‘greenhouse gases’… Though natural amounts of CO2 have varied from 180 to 300 parts per million (ppm), today’s CO2 levels are around 400 ppm. That’s 40% more than the highest natural levels over the past 800,000 years” (Why Are Humans Responsible). The massive amounts of greenhouse gas production along with the rapid deforestation of the earth is changing earth’s atmosphere into a natural oven that will soon set the world “on fire.” The climate...   [tags: afterlife, destruction, catastrophic]

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Fate Portrayed in Forrest Gump

- ... The feather floats away at the end of the movie after Jenny dies as if to symbolize how she comes and goes from Forrest’s life. Isabel Tandoyog posted a list of symbols she noticed in the film on wikinut.com on February 24th 2011. She said this about the feather: “The feather symbolizes how you go through life. The feather can symbolize also destiny because there is no accident kind of life, you are destined to be there at the right time, right place and right moment. As the feather floats on the wind it also symbolizes tranquility and peacefulness....   [tags: accomplish, hardships, told, identity, example]

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Oedipus: Fate vs. Free will

- When establishing whether it was fate or free will that determined the outcome of Oedipus’ life we must take in to consideration each side. Some people can say that he brought all of his suffering on himself but then again some people can say that it was his destiny that bad things were to happen to him. First we will look at fate. The definition of fate is a force or power that predetermines events or an inevitable events predestined by force. I believe that Oedipus’ fate in life was sealed for him to be exiled and alone in the end before he was even born....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Faustus: Fate Sealed By Choice

- Faustus: Fate Sealed By Choice A newly developing concept during Marlow's time was predestination and Marlow toys with this concept provoking questions in the religiously dogmatic society of the time. In the early 17th century play, Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlow develops within the main protagonist Faustus a constant indecisiveness on the concept of predestination in order to leave his fate and the reason for it seemingly undetermined. However, it is the incapability of Faustus to choose to believe in the ever existent opportunity to repent and prevent damnation that seals his fate....   [tags: Christopher Marlow novel analysis]

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Tragic Fate of Doctor Faustus

- In Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus, Faustus faces harsh consequences at the end of the play. Faustus is damned for all eternity. It is quite difficult to put your fingers on rather his fate is a tragedy or justice served for all his sins. I want to say his fate was a tragedy because his fate changed into tragedy once he sold his soul for twenty-four years of knowledge and power. I wouldn't say it's a tragedy if he was a bad person and a sinner from the beginning. But I feel sympathy for Doctor Faustus and also sort of feel the connection between him and human being....   [tags: Fall From Grace, True Identity]

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Questioning the Fate of Antigone

- I chose to write my essay over a topic revolving around the question of whether Antigone’s death could have been saved or whether it was even changeable. The article The Death of Antigone wrote by Joseph S. Morgan gives opinions by the writer that suggests answers to these questions. Joseph explains the opinion of scholars that suggest that Creon could have chosen the fate of Antigone or Creon was unable to save Antigone. He does not seem to agree or disagree with the opinions being held, rather explaining why each opinion is not questionable....   [tags: Joseph S Morgan, The Death of Creon]

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Fate versus Free Will Essay

- Franklin D Roosevelt, a president so popular he served four terms, once said “Men are not prisoners of fate but rather of their own minds.” By this he meant that our decisions and our actions are not decided by some higher power, of which we have no knowledge of, but rather of our own flawed minds. Any bad decisions you make were not “destined” to be done by you, they were simply made by you and you have to accept the repercussions of your decisions. Fate did not make the choices for Romeo or Juliet, and fate has never “made” choices for anyone....   [tags: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet]

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The Fate of Tom Gradgrind

- Tom Gradgrind, one of the children raised in the Gradgrind household in Charles Dickens’ book Hard Times, is one of the pivotal characters in the novel; both in terms of theme as well as plot development. The son of Thomas Gradgrind and beloved brother of Louisa Gradgrind, Tom embodies the unabashed self-interest that Dickens depicts throughout the novel as a problem within a society etched in the ideals of hard facts. Although for the majority of the novel Tom appears to be a self-centered opportunist, there are instances where he demonstrates appreciation – and even humane affections – towards his sister Louisa that foreshadow a possible reformation for the character....   [tags: "Hard Times", Dickens, Character Analysis]

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Human Machines: Fate or Fantasy?

- Human Machines: Fate or Fantasy? In society, technology continues to expand and innovate far beyond we could have ever imagined. With the development of technology, we become more dependent upon our technological machines. Because of our dependency upon these machines, we now view them as a part of us and no longer view them as the instrument they are intended to be. Our need for machines now shows where our future is headed, a dystopia in which we are all absorbed by our machines and human interaction is unnecessary....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Society]

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The Prisoner Of Cultural Fate

- Prisoner of Cultural Fate Growing up in a traditional Punjabi family with both of my parents being born and raised in India has been an experience that I can only fully comprehend now at the age of twenty-three. Realizing how backward our culture is when it comes to women’s equality among family and society is an astonishing thought. Even though there is more gender equality here in America than in India within our households the women are still subjected to live and serve the men of the house....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Feminism]

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Fate Vs. Free Will

- Antigone is a tragedy written by Sophocles with a general theme of fate versus free will. Within the play, there is a character named Creon who is the king of Thebes. Creon is Antigone’s uncle, and makes the decision to not allow the burial of Antigone’s brother, Polyneicês. This outrages Antigone, the female protagonist, and causes her to decide to bury Polyneicês herself. Antigone is then left to face her future that may be controlled by fate or free will. The concept of fate versus free will is contrasted throughout the play and is demonstrated through the characters of Antigone and Creon....   [tags: Sophocles, Tragedy, Poetics, Greek chorus]

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Destiny and Fate Synopsis

- Franklin Roosevelt once said: “Men are not prisoners of Fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” Destiny and fate are influential depending on the individual. Some may believe that there are multiple roles to these significant terms. Some scorn this phenomenon, such as the writer Douglas Coupland, who states in his book, Girlfriend in a Coma, “Destiny is what we work toward. The future doesn’t exist yet. Fate is for losers.” One may push themselves in order to attain their ideal future. Fate, the belief that all things in time are already decided, is what guides us through our lives....   [tags: Influencing Our Future]

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Fate Vs. Free Will

- Does fate determine the outcome of our lives, or do we make our own fate through our actions. William Shakespeare never outright answers this question in his play Macbeth, but the theme of “fate vs. free will” permeates nearly every aspect and situation encountered during Macbeth’s pursuit of the throne. The theme of “fate vs. free will” is evident in three scenes: the captain 's speech concerning Macbeth 's victory against MacDonwal, the dagger monologue, and Banquo 's reflection on fate. In the second scene of act one, the captain is speaking to king Duncan about Macbeth’s victory over MacDonwal’s troops (I.ii.8)....   [tags: Macbeth, Mind, William Shakespeare]

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