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Fate is considered to be an event or a course of events which are bound to happen no matter what choice of action an individual makes (Strandberg). For example if a person is born in a poor family, it is his/her fate. There was absolutely no control of man over this event. On the other hand there is choice, which means that events that take place due to an individual’s choice of actions. There are several schools of thought which explain the influence of choice and fate in one’s life.
The first school of thought suggests that there is no such thing as fate which has an influence of human life. All events that take place in one’s life and in the universe are governed by the actions of individuals themselves. If an individual takes correct decisions, he/she will have complete control over the results. If bad decisions are made, one cannot blame fate or coincidence for his/her failures. Psychologists have identified that people always tend to escape from their failures believing that they had no control over the events in their lives. Fate is seen as a physiological defense system which enables man to neutralize the pain of failure. (Is there something called destiny?)
The second school of thought explains that not all the events in life are in control of human beings. There are various such instances where the situation might not be in the hands of an individual. The logic behind this theory is that as soon as an individual has taken a decision, he/she becomes bound to the laws of the nature (Is there something called destiny?). For example, if a couple wants to have a family or not, it is their choice, but if they do, then the baby will be a boy or a girl will be determined by the nature rather than the couple itself. Therefore, there are several alternate decisions that individuals might have, but once they have taken the decision, their
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Proponents of war argue it is beneficial while the opponents believe as human beings should not engage in war amongst themselves as it not beneficial to the world because it ends up causing more harm than good. Human beings do not have to necessarily fight to solve their conflicts.
The emergence of Buddhism, as founded by Buddha – the Indian local prince of Shakyas, named Siddhārtha Gautama in about 563 BC (Samovar et al 2010, p. 139), was a result of a religious revolution against the Brāhmanic philosophy (Marwaha 2006; Tola and Dragonetti 2009), on which the unjust and oppressive caste system in India was perpetuated, with the caste of the brāhmans at the top of the hierarchy; the caste of the kśatriyas or rulers, warriors and administrators on the second highest ladder of the hierarchy; the caste of the vaiśyas or merchants, businessmen, bankers, farmers, herdsmen and artisans on the third highest ladder of the hierarchy; and the caste of shūdras or servants
Imagery often helps a reader to perceive and conjure up any intended entity or character through the characteristics, imposed by an author or a poet. Indeed imagery can be both concrete and abstract. While concrete imageries mostly refer to natural objects and often they are endowed with the real characteristics, the abstract imageries refer to idea, concept and to something non-existent.
This research begins with the statement that in many Greek plays the concept of fate was used as a major theme. Sophocles presents the reader with three stories about Oedipus Rex, where he struggles with his fate because of his free will. The reader is able to see this in the first story, where Oedipus encounters the Sphinx’s Riddle and ends up sleeping with his mother and killing his father.
He hides in the abbey along with other many wealthy nobles; his abbey has seven rooms decorated with different colors. Through fate, a mysterious person enters each room and through this, Prospero and the guests dies as a result of confronting the stranger (Edgar 20).
Adherence to the demands of such supernatural being is always mandatory since they have a way of punishing defiance. Most of such beings are powerful gods responsible for various natural phenomenon. The gods would therefore command particular actions from the characters and ensure adherence in their own unique way.
As Earth becomes an increasingly global society, human beings have the unique opportunity to redefine themselves as a single human race, a reality verified by science, and to see the world as a series of interconnected burrows and neighborhoods, upheld by the increasingly global economy and the technological communicative ease of the internet, rather than as a planet of closed societies.
The last chapter of the novel unveils hash reality of life, crying injustice and fate. Thesis Through the character of Catherine, I realize futility of human existence when death appears as a powerful force which ruins everything and leaves no chance to its victims.