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  1. 1. Fate and Invictus Sydney Katz Xiao Wang Andrew Douglas Megan Winstead
  2. 2. Fate by: Ralph Waldo Emerson <ul><li>Deep in the man sits fast his fate </li></ul><ul><li>To mould his fortunes , mean or great: </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown to Cromwell as to me </li></ul><ul><li>Was Cromwell’s measure or degree; </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown to him as to his horse, </li></ul><ul><li>If he than his groom be better or worse. </li></ul>Author believes fate is unknown to man The man’s fate is already determined and will shape his future
  3. 3. Fate by: Ralph Waldo Emerson <ul><li>He works, plots, fights, in rude affairs, </li></ul><ul><li>With squires, lords, kings, his craft compares, </li></ul><ul><li>Till late he learned, through doubt and fear </li></ul><ul><li>Broad England harbored not his peer: </li></ul>Member of any of the 5 degrees of nobility in Great Britain or Ireland (duke, baron, etc.) He was not supposed to be a king in England Author sums up Cromwell’s attempt to rise to power
  4. 4. Fate by: Ralph Waldo Emerson <ul><li>Obeying time , the last to own </li></ul><ul><li>The Genius form its cloudy throne. </li></ul><ul><li>For the prevision is allied </li></ul><ul><li>Unto the thing so signified; </li></ul><ul><li>Or say, the foresight that awaits </li></ul><ul><li>Is the same Genius that creates. </li></ul>Following the path of fate, the last one accept God’s plan Biblical allusion Prove the fact that Cromwell’s fate is already determined Cromwell’s (man’s) fate is the same fate that God created
  5. 5. Invictus by: William Ernest Henley <ul><li>Out of the night that covers me, </li></ul><ul><li>Black as the Pit from pole to pole, </li></ul><ul><li>I thank whatever gods may be </li></ul><ul><li>For my unconquerable soul . </li></ul>Latin for unconquerable, taking responsibility for one’s destiny Believes he has the choice to determine his fate, not a higher power
  6. 6. Invictus by: William Ernest Henley <ul><li>In the fell clutch of circumstance </li></ul><ul><li>I have not winced nor cried aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Under the bludgeonings of chance </li></ul><ul><li>My head is bloody but unbowed. </li></ul>Describes how unfair life has been for him Being beaten with a club No matter how unfair life is, he won’t give in to fate
  7. 7. Invictus by: William Ernest Henley <ul><li>Beyond this place of wrath and tears </li></ul><ul><li>Looms but the Horror of the shade, </li></ul><ul><li>And yet the menace of the years </li></ul><ul><li>Finds and shall find me unafraid. </li></ul>Throughout the struggle of the years, he is still standing strong The worst is yet to come negative connotations
  8. 8. Invictus by: William Ernest Henley <ul><li>It matters not how strait the gate, </li></ul><ul><li>How charged with punishments the scroll </li></ul><ul><li>I am the master of my fate: </li></ul><ul><li>I am the captain of my soul. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate… </li></ul>He isn’t afraid to go against God’s will He determines his future, not fate.