Looking for read stories about being forced to go in one direction.
August 16, 2014 2:17 PM Subscribe
Is there a story in the Bible or elsewhere in literature or myth about a person who wants to do many things, but is thwarted, by all sorts of forces, and ends up doing only one?
posted by Clotilde to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Like a mythological story about, let's say, the ultimate sublimation of everything into one thing? A character who is pointed in only one direction, by everything in his/her life—not like Job where everything is taken, but where there's only one path in the end? Of being pushed to face something? It doesn't have to be from the Bible or classical mythology. Even current novels, films, songs, would be good. Oedipus is a good example of this, but I'm looking for other ones. Stories about being forced to put all one's eggs in one basket... or you look back on your life and everything was pointing you to RIGHT HERE. I am having a hard time putting my finger on it! That is why I need a story to represent it, ha! Thank you!