Journal #2 Fate in Beowulf
Journal #2 ” Fate saves the living when they drive away death by themselves” Beowulf interprets fate in many different contexts, but the central purpose of fate is how the characters have tried to control or accept fate as is in the situations. Fate is to some how something was meant to happen before it happened or of the fascination of joy brought upon someone as if it were always supposed to be that way. Yet as many ask, is fate real? Is fate how everything happens from the choices we make, the things we do, and the every day moments around us?
I believe everything is planned as some may call it fate, but I call it the faith in christianity, the all knowing god who determines the current, my tomorrow, and my future choices. As fate declares, it what was always meant to be, as how god knows our every move, our every decison from today to the end of our last breath. Although we have a choice as to allow something happen, as we can determine a change in his/her own destiny. As in Beowulf ” They have seen my strength for themselves, have watched me rise from the darkness of war, ripping with my enemies’ blood. I drove five great giants into chains, chased all of that race from the earth. I swam in the blackness of night, hunting monsters out of the ocean, and killing them one by one; death was my errand and the fate they had earned. Now Grendel and I are called together, and I’ve come. ” As how beowulf has proposed that it is his fate to fight and battle grendel, it is somehow possible that god had prepared him with his many success and his courage to lead him to this battle.
As how fate elaborates on the idea of how something specific is predetermined and was always set is likewise the exact as how god has set a plan and a journey for all us and to fall under greatness, one must walk the path of god. The road that christains as myself believe is the road that has been set by god and on that path he has put all kinds of challenges and obstacles both good and bad and along the way god can change up anything on our specific path to teach us specific values as to also learn valuable lessons.
In our human natured minds we may also attempt to play out our destiny as to what will happen today, tomorrow, and our future but even as some predict fate for good, god can allow our “set” fate to change, our set path to alter to awaken us. No matter how may trys we make to fixate what our minds would rather see or deal upon, god is the one who decides what tomorrow will hold, and to change the fate he intend for our lives. Furthermore, as in Beowulf our fate may be as we feel set out and opened efore us as what was always meant to occur, but will extend as far as how god will allow it. God all determines the path, as some believe fate, but may also alter its turns and curves to better ourselves and/or to take in valuble lessons. We have the power to change as what fate predicts but our power of change comes from god, as how determines what he want us to endure or to take and value from. ” the almighty makes miracles when he pleases, wonder after wonder, and this world rests in his hands. “