Do you believe that things are fated no matter what, or do you believe your actions can change the course of your life?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In Henry IV, King Henry is fated for uprising because of his illegitimacy as ruler. As the uprisings begin, Prince Hal decides that his fate is to meet Hotspur, his rival for his father's (The King) affection. In effect, by falling to his fate and cutting down Hotspur in battle, Hal proves that fate does not apply to everything and the leadership eventually passes from his father to him.