Role Of Fate In John Grady

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Fate plays a very powerful role throughout the novel; The idea that everything is inevitably planned. In the beginning of the novel John Grady, seems pretty content with the idea of fate, although the belief is somewhat romantic and old fashioned. When things begin to happen to Grady and Rawlins, his view of fate is distorted and he does whatever he can to rage against its laws and create his own fate. Fate to Grady is almost like a religion it pushes him onward despite his troubles. Doña Alfonsa, Alejandra’s aunt, describes the fate with a eerie accuracy, “I thought you didn’t believe in fate. She waved her hand. Its not like I don’t believe in fate I just don’t subscribe to its nomination. If fate is the law than is fate also subject to
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