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Response To John Greenblatt's 'Invictus'

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I choose to read Invictus and I really enjoyed it. The last two sentences of the last stanza say “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” (Greenblatt 1660) These lines mean to me that no matter what is going on around me whether it be physical, in my society, family, or government, and out of my control I decide how it will affect me even if it is meant for harm. I am the one who decides if I will let whatever beat me down or if I will learn and rise above it. I really liked the poem because of the moral of it. I took away that even though people might hurt my outside they could never really break me (my inside/soul). After reading the poem it made me feel empowered and strong which I liked.
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