Fate Vs Destiny

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If one does nothing and simply makes unconscious decisions, fate will not be changed. One must act consciously to change the path set forth by the outside forces. Destiny is in one 's own hands. It takes the realization of that for a change to occur and without this realization one will just act based off what they believe their destiny to be. A person 's life is planned out for them the day they are born by their parents based off personal expectations that will try to be reached. The general person believes one 's fate is predetermined based off the way of growing up, but that 's only the foundation of a person 's decision making. The other factors are how and what one surrounds themselves with and continues to be shaped throughout …show more content…
In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, two of the main characters, Janie and Phoebe are having a friend to friend conversation about Janie 's newest relationship with Tea Cake, after being a widow for a short time. Phoebe goes to Janie because she worries about Janie making a mistake by going off and marrying someone below her. Janie explains, “Tea cake ain’t no Jody Starks, and if he tried tuh be, it would be uh complete flom much. But de minute ah marries ‘i 'm everybody 's goin tuh be making’ comparisons. So us is going’ off somewhere and start over in tea cake’s way. Dis ain’t no business proposition, and no race after property and titles. Dis is uh love game. Ah done lived Grandma’s way, now Ah means tuh live mine.” ( Ch 12, Neale …show more content…
An example of this can be found in the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Amir just went on the long journey to find and save Sohrab, Hassan 's son which was being held captive by the Taliban. Amir tries to figure out if he should adopt Sohrab and bring him to America, but the situation got complicated when Sohrob attempted to commit suicide because Amir gave him false hope, but turned into real possibility. Amir later receives a call from his wife Soraya informing him that Sohrob can be adopted and taken to America instead of an orphanage. By adopting Sohrob, Soraya and Amir would fill the void of not having a child. Amir simply tries to make the situation better for Sohrab. Amir

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