Quote of the Day: Garth Nix
“Does the walker choose the path or the path choose the walker?” (Garth Nix, Lirael).
Today I thought I would select a quote that deals with the ideas of destiny and free will. Many books, television shows, and movies talk about these much debated ideas. In my analysis of Oedipus Rex, I mention free will and destiny. Oedipus of course, found that he could not escape his destiny no matter how hard he tried to run from his fate. There are other books and movies though that show characters who believe that people can make their own choices. Oedipus, tried to take control of his destiny, but unfortunately failed. Adjustment Bureau, was a movie that promoted the idea of free will. The two lovers, David and Elise, try to change their destiny and actually succeed in doing so. Their will was so strong that they were able to change their destiny and make their own decisions.
What do you think? Do you believe in destiny or free will?
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