What Is The Importance Of Ancient Greece

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Fate is an often debated topic. There are many questions that are often asked when

talking about fate. There are three questions I will be answering based on Sophie’s World : “Do

you believe in Fate?, Is sickness the punishment of the gods?, What forces govern the course of

history?” Some other major themes are the purpose of history, Hegel’s view on history, religion,

and just an overall summary of the novel.

The first question is “Do you believe in fate?” Many people believe in fate such as, the

Greeks, the Nordic, the Norwegians, and many other people.
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History is very purposeful, and happens to be a major theme in Sophie’s World. History

is cause and effect, things that have happened in the past caused other things to happen. Without

History we wouldn’t learn anything, we have learned what is good and bad based off of what we,

or other people have done. History is also purposeful because it lets you grow. People grow

because they struggle through hard things, and the past. Without memories and struggles and

experiences you can’t grow. One big historical event was the Great Depression, America

struggled through a very tough time. We all got through it and grew from that experience.

History is also explained by Hegel. Sophie’s reality is very confusing, but it can

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