"Ozymandias - Power and Despair" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title: "Ozymandias - Power and Despair" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Ozymandias - Power and Despair" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To despair is one of the strongest emotions that Freud's id could possibly produce. It's an uncontrollable feeling that leads even the worthiest and most powerful men to emptiness and hopelessness. In the 14-line poem, "Ozymandias" by PB Shelley, Shelley chooses the greatest setting for utter despair in using a desert. Power and despair are greatly correlated in this poem as well as many others. Under the immediate assumption that Ozymandias is the sculptor of …showed first 75 words of 398 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 398 total…statue the author is describing but also to the sculptor of the statue. These words encompass his entire being. This poem, "Ozymandias" by PB Shelley, strikes a very solemn note into the hearts of its readers> It provides an insight, though, into the mind frame of the author at the time he wrote it. Maybe a time in which he was so desperate that he could do nothing but portray himself as the sculptor.

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