The Role Of Fate In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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Everyday people are faced with a countless number of decisions they must make. Every decision has a different consequence whether it be good or bad. All the Pretty Horses and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight alike had characters who faced many pivotal decisions that shaped their ultimate outcomes. Throughout each hero's journey, choices, not fate, guided them. Fate is beyond the contorol of mankind. It was fate that the cowboy life was coming to an end. All John Grady Cole knew was the farm and riding horses and once that was gone he would either have to start anew or continue living in the past. John Grady immediately had a decision to make about leaving the farm that would alter the rest of his life. It was a decision that made him leave the farm and go to Mexico. Likewise, it was fate that Sir Gawain was born into a society that had standards and codes that knights must abide by. It was the decision…show more content…
Anyone is capable of becoming a hero, and most don't seek to become one but rather stumble upon the opportunity. Every person, hero or not, is faced with choices and making the right decision is not always simple. Aristotle's ideal protagonist is "a man who is highly renowned and prosperous, but one who is not pre-eminetly virtuous and just. Who's mistfortune is brought upon him not by vice or depravity but by some error in judgement or fraility." Everyone makes mistakes, but those mistakes are ultimately how lessons are learned. Without choices and decisions to make, life would be redundant and meaningless. Choices give different lives diversity. The decisions people make are based on their form of personality, and with every fork in the road, they are giong to make the same kind of decisions every time. People can change their fate by changing the decisions they make in the process. If the fate is never known, it cannot be changed, but once the fate becomes known, it can be altered by

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