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?




destiny

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?