The “will” is the name of this mechanism. Free will is not a decision making mechanism based on rules. The definition of free will is "a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives." (O'Connor 2010. Free will p.1).
However, there is one common thing that Wilson shares with Kant and that thing is free will. Generally, free will is a process in our mind that exist despite circumstances and changes in the environment. Some scientists believe that there is no such thing as free will; and describe free will as a random event which occurs in our brain. However, there is at least one counter-argument against it which is human tendency to take responsibility for what he does and going beyond other expectations. Moreover, human beings cannot predict the future and know whether their actions are right or wrong.
The idea of fate is a phenomenon that has been debated on for centuries for what the actual degree of validity may be. Some will argue there is no such thing and others will argue fate is the very thing they live by. It is important to note that in the play Oedipus the King, Sophocles uses the idea of fate to sway the readers ' feelings about Oedipus’ death one way or another. Oedipus makes crucial mistakes in that he commits crimes no person should even after warning from the gods, but also his combination of unethical actions in his kingdom ultimately insures his demise. For someone that made such a minimal effort to avoid this fate handed down by the gods, it is only fitting he suffered the fate he received.
Oedipus’s wrongdoings were caused by his actions but fate plays a role in controlling his life. A person might ask what is fate? Fate is the story of your life written with ink so it could not be changed, so free will does not exist because everything a person does is destined to be their fate. For Oedipus the king, his fate was more like hell on earth. Even before he was born the prophecies that were sent for his parents about him were not so good.
Each boy in the book loses his innocence. Whether it be by performing acts that inflict suffering, such as Jack brutally slaying pigs, killing Piggy, and attempting to kill Ralph, or by being inflicted with pain and suffering, such as Ralph, who Jack pursued within an inch of his life. “And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend
“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, darkness of man’s heart, and the pull through the air of truly a wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 184). Ralph and Samneric ran from the now advancing boys, they caught Samneric and vowed to kill Ralph. Jack’s growing fear was Ralph gaining back his power, so he sent forth to destroy the fear. In the process of blind rage and savagery they hunt for Ralph, they burn the island in search for him. They chase Ralph to the island end only to find the rescue that they so longed for.
We burn our soul to feed it,” Trey choked. Robert’s knife had already slit his cheek, about to tear it at any time. “But the man, the ghost-like monster, who stared through your window, it’s not me.” Trey's hand steadily moved to the Robert's forearm, “I may be a monster, and I’m always in doubt whether restraining the monster in me would ever bring me any good. But if I have to become your worthy nightmare, it’ll never be like the thing you've just whined
Enpiezo I ask that you do, to stop, I start to scream from the pain I feel when the knife fits leg. Just cry and cry to stop until my throat feel sore from screaming and then nothing, I feel nothing. Tears they keep out and just do nothing. "It's for your own good" only I hear his footsteps away and the sound of a door open and shut and then again darkness, remembering everything that just happened. Day 6: Because only this happens to me I thought?
Blindness is mentioned as a sign for the curse, and it might lead to his irrationality, when Tiresias said to Oedipus “you are blind to the corruption of your life” . It means that the curse affected him and caused his blindness, from what he is already knew since he was born. Consequently, his reactions also were affected. That’s true, but at the end of the story, Oedipus blinded himself as a punishment and took responsible for his undoing and committed it saying “the hand that stuck my eyes was mine, mistake no one else I did it all my self” . A question to think about is why would Oedipus blame and punish himself, even though he recognized his misfortune and that he is predestined from Gods.
Elie lost the chance to come of age normally the moment the Nazis invaded Germany. All the children at that time had to grow up faster and saw horrors no one of any age should ever see. In one of the camps, Elie talks of the children in the camp, “In Buna, the pipel (children) were hated; they often displayed greater cruelty than their elders. I once saw one of them, a boy of thirteen, beat his father for not making his bed properly. As the old man quietly wept, the boy was yelling: If you don’t stop crying instantly, I will no longer bring you bread.