The Pot and The Oak is a depiction of my own personal doubts and fears— fear of mental, intellectual and spiritual sterility. Our fears and doubts are created by our living conditions and they can have comic and tragic effects on a person's life, often both simultaneously. It is our doubts that form our fears and eventually dictate our actions. In The Pot and The Oak, my main character tries to ignore his infertility and prolong his misery in any way that he can, just so that he does not have to face the "unknown," what he is most afraid of. He knows the truth but is incapable of bringing about the changes that the truth requires. We are free, as Blaise Pascal says, only in choosing our first choice. We can choose between choosing and not choosing, but if we choose to choose, we must act according to the logic of our choice till the end. In that light, The Pot and The Oak is as much a comedy as it is a tragedy; a tragicomedy in which a tragic character finds himself in an absurd situation in which the conclusion, whether tragic or comic, depends on his own choice.