Parody Of True Fate In Sure Thing By David Ives

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How true it is that so often, humans believe that we control everything around us with our decisions. Some believe that actions are only mere coincidences and not meant to happen for any particular reason. What about the idea that through interconnection, every human on earth has the ability to affect the decisions and actions of another simply by existing. For example, a long wait in line may be great for the person at the front and think that they are saving so much time; the person at the back is upset because every person in front of him is making him late. This happens every single day whether it is proven by sight or not. David Ives really plays with the idea of true fate and chance and which one can be controlled in his play Sure Thing. Because of the similar interests of these characters, it can be proven that it was their fate to be together in the end, they…show more content…
The end result of that situation is that they are going to go to the hospital and are going to live with each other forever, but in each scenario where the bell rings, it may have just approached that resolution in a different way. That’s what Ives was illustrating; that the end result was Betty and Bill getting together. It may have not necessarily worked out as quickly if the bells were not present; it would have happened eventually, simply because it was their true fate as illustrated in the last scene. There is a sense of comedic relief when two people keep bumping into each other and then if they happen to get together, they tell stories about all of the different signs they kept seeing about how right they are for people. The same thing would happen to Betty and Bill had they not been provided a helping hand of the bell cutting in to save them, mostly from embarrassment of saying the wrong

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