Journal #2 Fate in Beowulf

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" Fate saves the living when they drive away death by themselves" Beowulf

interprets fate in many different contexts, but the central purpose of fate is how

the characters have tried to control or accept fate as is in the situations. Fate

is to some how something was meant to happen before it happened or of the

fascination of joy brought upon someone as if it were always supposed to be

that way. Yet as many ask, is fate real? Is fate how everything happens from the

choices we make, the things we do, and the every day moments around us?

I believe everything is planned as some may call it fate, but I call it the faith in

christianity, the all knowing god who determines the current, my tomorrow, and

my future choices. As fate declares, it what was always meant to be, as how

god knows our every move, our every decison from today to the end of our last

breath. Although we have a choice as to allow something happen, as we can

determine a change in his/her own destiny. As in Beowulf " They have seen

my strength for themselves, have watched me rise from the darkness of war,

dripping with my enemies' blood. I drove five great giants into chains, chased

all of that race from the earth. I swam in the blackness of night, hunting monsters

out of the ocean, and killing them one by one; death was my errand and the fate

they had earned. Now Grendel and I are called together, and I've come." As

how beowulf has proposed that it is his fate to fight and battle grendel, it is

somehow possible that god had prepared him with his many success and his

courage to lead him to this battle.

As how fate elaborates on the idea of how something specific is predetermined

and was always set is likewise the exact as how god has set a plan and a

journey for all us and to fall under greatness, one must walk the path of god. The

road that christains as myself believe is the road that has been...
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