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Fate vs. Freewill
Lou Norton
Mr. Horton
English I Honors
8 March 2013
Textual Analysis Fate vs. freewill is a controversial argument of today. Are peoples life controlled by a higher being or do people make their own destiny? This argument is shown in the song titled "The Cave" by Mumford and Sons. The song is about the author who is the enlightened one and has returned to his fellow prisoners to convince them to make the journey the author has made to find the truth. Secondly, this argument is shown in the song "Right Where It Belongs" by Nine Inch Nails. This song discusses a imaginary world made up to isolate the person from the real truth and how not everything is what it seems. Thirdly, this argument is shown in the song "Uprising" by Muse. This song talks about taking the power back from "they"(the communist government) and joining together to watch their freedom ascend and the enemies interchanging mind control to diminish. Fourthly, this argument is examined in the book "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato. This book talks about prisoners in a cave chained to see only the wall in front of them and a fire behind them on a raised way that projects shadows of the vessels, people, and animals that pass by only to be seen in shadows by the prisoners, so to them they are the real image. Lastly, the argument fate vs. freewill is shown in a real world application; the article is called 3 year old boy dies in Worcester car crash and is about a car crash involving the mother and her three year old son that died tragically in the wreck. In the songs and text, problems occur that the authors ' lecture about. In the song "Uprising" the singer says, "They 'll try to, push drugs that keep us all dumbed down and hope that, we will never see the truth around." The problem is that "they" which is the communist government are trying to fill the peoples heads with lies and hoping that they will never see the truth around them and not ever question the governments lies. In the book, "The



Cited: Bellamy, Matthew. "Uprising." Rec. 2009. The Resistance. Muse. Muse, 2009. MP3. Mumford, Marcus. "The Cave." Rec. 2009. Sign No More. Mumford and Sons. Markus Dravs, 2010. MP3. Plato. The Allegory of the Cave. [Brea, CA]: P & L Publication, 2010. Print. Reznor, Trent. "Right Where It Belongs." Rec. Sept.-Oct. 2004. With Teeth. Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor, 2005. MP3. Press, Associated. "3 -year-old Boy Dies in Worcester Car Crash." Boston Herald. N.p., 12 Mar. 2013. Web. 12 Mar. 2013.

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