Destiny essay

Topics: The Count of Monte Cristo, Control, Road Pages: 3 (573 words) Published: May 26, 2014
Valencia McDonald

Mrs. Wedgeworth

English 2 Pre-AP 1214.8

30 September 2013

Choose Destiny

I believe that you can control your destiny because you can decide where

life takes you and what your future will look like. You are your own person and

you make your own decisions. When controlling your own destiny the

outcome can be risky, meaning it can be great or bad. But if you control it the

right way then your destiny will turn out successful.

After reading the Count of Monte Cristo I’ve realized that Edmund Dantes

controls his destiny. "Come now, "he [Danglars] said. Have you anything to fear?

It seems to me, on the contrary, that everything is working out as you would


"That is precisely what terrifies me," said Dantès. "I cannot think that man is

meant to find happiness so easily! Happiness is like one of those palaces on an

enchanted island, its gates guarded by dragons. One must fight to gain it; and, in

truth, I do not know what I have done to deserve the good fortune of becoming

Mercédès' husband." In this quote Edmund is engaged to Mercedes but

does not believe he is worthy enough but his destiny brought him to her and he

can choose to be happy and marry her.

In the poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost it is told that the man

chooses his own destiny. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one

less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” When the man in this

poem choose the other road, he controlled what could lead to his destiny in the

future because it could possibly turn out to have promising riches at the end of the

road. And the only one who will know about the riches will be the man who

controlled his destiny and took the chance. I believe Robert Frost wanted the man

to control his future and to take the wilderness looking type of road and not

follow others but be the example.

In all my...

Cited: 1. Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo. Trans. George Stade. New York:
Barnes & Noble, 2001. Print.
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