The Global Positioning System ( Gps )

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Have you ever planned a trip and used a global positioning system (GPS), to give you directions on how to get where you were going? The global positioning system would show you where your current location was and then it would pinpoint the destination you are trying to get to. The global positioning system would then give you different routes you could take, and give you an estimated time on how long each route could possibly take. Think of fate like the different routes you are given on your global positioning system. You have a bunch of options, but they all lead you to the same destination. When dealing with fate, it may seem like you are in control of your life, and that you can make decision for yourself, but in the end you cannot escape your fate. The Greeks believed in the power of the Gods and of fate. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines fate as “the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power” (fate). The Greeks also believed that fate was a pre-determined phenomena, and therefore was unchangeable. A widely known example of fate is in the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles. Oedipus Rex suggests that people have little control over their own lives, and that ultimately people are just puppets in the hands of the mythological Gods.

Oedipus is blind to the truth and reality of his own life. The blind prophet of Apollo, Teiresias the first to tell Oedipus about his unknown fate and plants

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