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4.8 Why does Sarah carve the words "NO FATE"? (The Terminator)




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This article is from the The Terminator FAQ, by Karsten A. Loepelmann kloepel@connect.ab.ca with numerous contributions by others.

4.8 Why does Sarah carve the words "NO FATE"? (The Terminator)

Sarah realizes that the future is not predetermined; she can *change* the
future. (Remember Reese's words to her: "The future is not set. There is no
fate but what we make for ourselves.") The words show Sarah's rejection of
determinism; the future is not "carved in stone." The fact that the *words*
are carved is ironic.

 

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