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Posted July 28, 2013 at 10:14 PM via web

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What are two arguments for fate in George Orwell's 1984 and William Shakespeare's Hamlet?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM (Answer #1)

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In 1984, Winston depict's Orwell's own expression of "fate." Orwell is quoted as having said that the fate of those who are sentiment, as opposed to rational, is that their opinions alter as soon as they meet opposition:

This is the inevitable fate of the sentimentalist. All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality. (George Orwell)

In this Orwellian sense, Winston meets his fate after he is reprogramed to embrace Big Brother.

Hamlet is the victim of fate as the shadow of his father pursues him to accomplish the foul deed of revenge in resolution of the prior foul deed of regicide and patricide.


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