Destiny is an underlying factor in the texts conveyed through the various art forms in this exhibition. In The Epic of Gilgamesh it is the foundation of Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality and the guide towards his purpose as king. Sigmund Freud debates on whether civilization’s pre-ordained path for man’s conformity is at all beneficial for mankind. In Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand Of Darkness destiny is mystified in the rituals of the Foretellers and the conviction gained by Genly Ai’s hearing that Gethen would form an alliance with the Ekumen urged him on to the completion of his mission. Socrates’ ordainment by the god to be Athens’ philosophical guru is what kept him focused on his vocation and gave him the will-power to stand for his beliefs even in the face of death. An Ideal Husband subtly hints at how women’s enlightenment on the issue of higher education was destined to cause a revolution in women’s rights and England’s political arena. Finally, Laozi teaches how the supernatural, nature, and mankind are forever intertwined.