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Comparing the Godfather, Oedipus the King, and North by Northwest

Summary: Discusses the role played by destiny in the fates of the main character in the Hitchcock film North by Northwest, the Francis Ford Coppola movie, The Godfather, and Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Examines what happens when the characters make a conscious effort to avoid their destinies.
A being can be described by the events that have and will happen to it, its destiny. Therefore, an individual is his destiny. Hence, just as it is impossible to escape one's self, it is impossible to escape one's destiny, any attempt simply leading back to the point of origin. A conscious attempt at avoiding one's destiny will only lead toward fulfilling it. Whether it is a Mafiosi's son attempting to avoid his family's traditions, a Greek hero running from a prophecy, or a New York City businessman trying to prove his identity, this holds true.

“I never wanted this for you... I thought that when it was your time that you would be the one to hold the strings (Puzo),” states Vito Corleone, leader of New York's most powerful Mafia family, to his youngest son Michael. This epitomizes the...

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