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No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre And Oedipus Rex

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Symphony of Life Every person, no matter the age or gender is, and will always be, worried about its destiny. Destiny, or fate, how most people tend to call it, represents the ultimate step in the road of an individual, the last stage of the play of every living thing. Something so common in the life of a person and yet, all people want to know its meaning. Along fate, there has always been the other subject, the one which describes how we get there, the choices, the true faith. It is what most people call free will or, the ability to make our own decisions with the hope of one day achieving a greater goal, to show our true faith. Throughout the course, we have sailed through different stories. Some more interesting than others but, something always remained the same. The struggle between fate and free will. This relationship has always been a mystery and to understand it we will take a look at how those two perceptions play a role in the stories No Exit, from Jean-Paul Sartre and Oedipus Rex, from Sophocles. No Exit is a play about three people that enter in a room where each and every one of them has a motive to be there for. It is a hell for them due to the tragedies they committed while they were alive. In order to put it simply, we will only use one character from this play to travel deep into the relationship between fate and free will. Joseph Garcin, is the first of the three people who arrive at the room. Once alive he had a normal life, he had a job, a wife, etc.
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