Kick Against The Pricks Meaning

(idiomatic, figuratively) to struggle against one's fate. [from 14th c.]

Example: 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IX:
  The lorde sayd, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest, it shalbe harde for the to kycke against the pricke.
1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 4
  Paul was laid up with an attack of bronchitis. He did not mind much. What happened happened, and it was no good kicking against the pricks.
2010, Dan Hancox, The Guardian, 8 Dec 2010:
  Middle-class, indie-loving, media-savvy 18-40-year-olds in their tens of thousands joined Facebook groups, signed online petitions, added Twibbons, wrote letters of complaint and politely but efficiently kicked against the pricks.