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Essay heading: Free Will Vs. Fate In The Open
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They are asking why fate has allowed them to come so close before their lives are taken, If i am going to be drowned - if I am going to be drowned - if I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea was I allowed to come this far and contemplate the sand and the trees? (pg...
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131) Could this have just been irony as they struggle to save their lives and at the last possible moment are denied? Why were they left on the sinking ship? Did they make choices which inevitably lead to their downfall or was this their fate? They may have been just sailing along peacefully when the boat sprang a leak...
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