What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. Donald Trump Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/fate.html
1. what does this mean in your own words? 2. According to this meaning, who are the winners in this scene? Who are the losers? a. Oedipus b. Jocasta c. Creon
I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me. Ludwig van Beethoven Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/fate_2.html
1. What does this mean in your own words. 2. Do any of these characters attempt to "seize fate by the throat"? And do you predict that fate will overcome the characters in the end? 3. Can you think of another example of when a character tried to change the course of an action/prediction/fate and it happened anyway or the change made it happen? 4. Write your own example of this. Simply put. You don't have to make it literary. 5. What is your personal reaction to these types of stories?
"We can easily gorgive a child who is afraid of the dar; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." Plato
1. what does this mean? 2. Can you think of modern examples? 3. How can you apply this idea to Oedipus?