Fate; Karma and Efforts

When I wrote “A Risen in the Sun”, I did not contain any discriminatory description on the black woman – Mama (Lena) . She acts like some of her domain, as if she is really inferior to whites. She believes the fate that she as well as her own people are considered to belongs to the lower class. However, Joseph, the husband of Beneatha who is the daughter of Lena suggests them to make an effort to change the negative impression emerged among whites and try to be themselves but not imitating what whites’ appearance and their deeds. Being not stubborn on believing so-called fate finally made a difference in their lives.

As described in the Nun’ priest tale, Pertelote allusively laughs at Chauntecleer that trusted the prediction in his dream as a warning from god and the so-called fate. The false believing in Pertelote caused Chauntecleer get caught by the fox. Eventually, he successfully eacaped from the month of fox, because Karma works. It is the destiny of fox.

It is contradictory that the characters in my plot believing themselves can make a change on their fate that blacks seems to be inferior than whites. Nonetheless, the animals in the tale rescued themselves by believing destiny, the karma.

I don’t want to discuss the existence of God here and I respect every one has its own belief. However, sometimes it is tricky and difficult to explain what the cause of an issue, what is right or wrong. In fact it all depends on what your philosophy is, what your religion is and what world value you possess.

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About Alex Mueller

Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

2 thoughts on “Fate; Karma and Efforts

  1. The fox tricked chauntecleer. The fox told Chantecleer that he was in his presence to hear him sing, but not to hurt him. Chantecleer needs to follow his own beliefs and not listen to others who are doubting him. Pertelote didn't have fate in Chauntecleer's dreams which is why he got caught. Instead of following his own fate he made the mistake of listening to Pertelote.

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