other than the quote from the poem, any examples from the movie?
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I think that fate, in the context of the movie and the poem, is directly connected with the theme of resilience and strength. The speakers fate born out of oppression and racial discrimination. No matter how unjust and unfair, he faces his fate with strength. The poem from which the film takes its title is a Victorian poem by William Ernest Henley, which is a poem about keeping hope and faith even in dark or difficult times. Mandela tells Francois that the message of the poem gave him hope while he was imprisoned, and gives Francois a handwritten copy of the poem to motivate him as captain of the Springboks. The poem is about garnering inner strength to overcome obstacles and exceed one's own expectations.