Throughout our lives we are faced with roads rarely understood. As nature takes its course we are put up against world of fate. Fate is the supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events. No matter how much we attempt to look past fate, it will never flee. Within the past few months I have been preparing for the future. Through endless hours of college prep work, I was determined to attend the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As I finished up my Act, applications, and admission I was finally ready to get my application in. The University is currently divided into seven undergraduate schools, and I chose to apply to the Carlson School of Management. The Carlson School of Management is on a high pedestal among business schools in the nation. The choice was difficult, but I was confident with my decision. I waited for months on end until my letter finally came in the mail. As I gently revealed the letter I felt an intense vibe. I carefully read past the first paragraph only to find a placing on a wait list. I was devastated and felt like a failure. Although I had not been accepted, I knew I was about to head down an unexpected road that is out of my control. With thousands of other college opportunities, I am forced to narrow my decision to one path. No matter how hard I prepare, the feeling of fate is always creeping around. According to the Independents’ newspaper article on what beholds Egypt’s future, “the military is under complete control of the destiny of the country.” (Rajan) This article only fits along with my theme, due to the unknowing expectations lying before us whether it will be positive or negative. Another article inquired, was about a man who has worn his grandpa’s wedding ring for many special reasons, the most important being love. But within the article he quotes “It always reminds me how fate shaped the
summary. Your argument should be central; the sources should support this argument.
“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it”
Jean de La Fontaine
Destiny is defined as the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. Fatalists argue that all events
are predetermined and therefore inevitable. Is destiny is inevitable?
Read the following sources (including any introductory information) carefully…
mysterious forces that as humans we cannot understand. One of the things in this world we have yet to understand is fate or destiny. Some people believe in it some people don’t. Some people don’t even know what fate is. Fate is defined by the dictionary as “the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events.” Destiny is defined by the dictionary as “the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible course of events.” Even though…
AP Literature Period 4
25 October, 2014
While enduring a journey of selfknowledge to discover the mystery of king Laius's
murder, main character Oedipus comes to discover the inescapability of fate enduring
obstacles which lead him back to his destiny.
After fleeing Corinth in fear of the prophecy's statement that Oedipus's fate would be
to marry his mother and kill his father, Oedipus killed a group of men in self defense at a
crossroad. Not long after, he arrived to Thebes. With the king being recently murdered…
“star-crossed,” which means, literally, against the stars. Stars were thought to control people’s destinies. But the Prologue itself creates this sense of fate by providing the audience with the knowledge that Romeo and Juliet will die even before the play has begun. The audience therefore watches the play with the expectation that it must fulfill the terms set in the Prologue. The structure of the play itself is the fate from which Romeo and Juliet cannot escape.
He defers to Juliet’s ability to choose for…
In the world you can control your destiny, but not your fate. Like a road your destiny has many opportunities that you can turn right or left to, but with fate there’s a one-way street. We all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny. In the play “The tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare there is two forces at work fate and free will. Fate was shown in the many prophecies and omens that the characters viewed throughout the entire play. Free will is the free and independent…
Comp/Lit 9 (5)
12 January 2011
Romeo and Juliet
The battle between love and hate will never change one’s future fate. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, tells how loving and hating one another will not interfere with your later destiny. Shakespeare’s story takes the reader deep into the meaning of fate. Romeo and Juliet’s lives are changed dramatically after they meet each other for the first time. They knew before that their families had a great feud going…
conclusion resulted from Romeo and Juliet’s own foolish choices, not fate. Their deaths not only brought them together forever but also healed the long feud that separated the Montagues and Capulets resulting in more good outcomes then bad.
A Shakespearean tragedy “exemplifies the sense that human beings are inevitably doomed through their own failures or errors, or even the ironic action of their virtues, or through the nature of fate, destiny, or the human condition to suffer, fail, and die...." (http://cla…
downfall due to his tragic flaws. King Oedipus plays an important role in the concept of fate. Oedipus falls form his status from being a powerful noble king by not following his fate, his overbearing pride, and his assault that makes him a disgrace towards others. Although, Oedipus is considered a classic Greek tragic hero, he has several tragic flaws that lead to his downfalls such as, his arrogance, fate, and hybris.
However, others may say that there are no distinguishable flaws revealed. People…
Views on fate
When it comes to fate there are two types of people, those who believe in it and those who don't.
Fate is a power thought to control all events and impossible to resist, which means that fate has
power over the mind. Many people that believe in fate and base it off coincidences they have
gone through in their life; however we are alive for a while coincidences are bound to happen
based on chance
, people who believe in fate choose to see what they want to see,
The Sisters Fates also know as
“Moirai” to the Romans also
another name in Latin Parca,
The 1st Fate is Clotho
Clotho spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle also, who was
originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy
The 2nd Fate is Lachesis
measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod.
The 3rd Fate is Atropos
Atropos sometimes called Aisa was the cutter of the thread of life. She
chose the manner…