wrestling with destiny

a look at a common (yet complex) literary theme

Lit Themes Final Video

have you ever felt like bound by fate?

This poster will explore a common theme that runs throughout all of this term's stories: the theme of each character's struggle with their own destiny, with a focus on the struggles that Gilgamesh, Job, Oedipus, and Hamlet face as they explore, resist, and then eventually submit to their unshakable destinies!

what is "destiny," anyway?


noun des·ti·ny \ˈdes-tə-nē\

Simple Definition of destiny

  • : what happens in the future : the things that someone or something will experience in the future

  • : a power that is believed to control what happens in the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

When we understand that destiny is both our future AND a force that controls our future, we gain insight into our four ancient character's struggles with their destinies!

meet the destiny-wrestlers!

The Epic of Gilgamesh An Animation (Edited)
The Book of Job In a Minute
Oedipus Fate
Hamlet Philosophy: what does 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead' say about Free Will?