The Theme Of Fate In 'Cyrano De Bergerac And Invictus'

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“though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil”-psalms 23:4. What this means is that whatever goal you're trying to accomplish there's going to be unpredictable obstacles. Some harsher than the last, and even might bring you to the brink of death; but in your mind you don't care about those obstacles.You fear nothing...You are unconquerable. Through the works of Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley. I will prove how Cyrano is the master of his on fate and, the captain of his soul. In the works of the play Cyrano De Bergerac, and the poem Invictus by william Ernest Henley there has always been this one theme that played out through both of them. The theme of perseverance.…show more content…
The ending where it says “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. What that means, and also is the thesis of my essay is that you control whether you succeed or fail, and when it's time to give up or keep fighting. I am the captain of my soul means that you can never be manipulated into doing something or be told your judgement was right or wrong because, you always follow your heart and your conscious and, if you believe in doing it then you do it. Then you start to get that motivation and drive to persevere through whatever obstacle you come through.You are unconquerable (invictus). This relates to cyrano because, he is a man of honor and respect. If you have done no wrong to him he will risk life and limb to make sure you're safe. Like in act I scene Vii despite the fact that cyrano received a letter from roxane about seeing him when Ligniere told cyrano that he was in trouble, and that a hundred men were planning to kill him cyrano dropped everything to go and face them just because his friend was in danger. This relates back to my thesis because, when cyrano heard that he had a clear image of what his mission was. He was going to defeat those hundred men and save his friend ligniere. Never in his mind did he have thoughts of doubt or thought, because he knew that he was right by doing that and in his heart it was morally the right thing to do.He knew that if he did not ligniere would die, and also he wouldn't be able to hear or see what Roxane wanted from him. he does things without hesitation, he had already made up his mind and was focused right when ligniere told him that.He was the captain of his soul. An example of how cyrano was the master of his fate was when in act iv in the scene where the book tells us how cyrano was risking his life yet
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