Ozymandias Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley Summary

Ozymandias Poem Summary


The poet meets a traveler from an olden country. The traveler tells him that he saw tow huge, trunk less legs made of stone in the desert. Near these legs there he also saw the broken body of a man half sunk in the sand.

The features of the dead face tell that he was very proud and contemptuous of others. The sculptor has artistically recreated these impressions in the face of stone. One could feel that he must be proud and heartless in his life. At the bottom of the column it was inscribed,


“ My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty and despair!”

There remained nothing in the desert except the broken statue.

Perhaps I don’t argue. Indeed, one of the most important tasks of a living is procreation. But there are already quite a few people. Also, do not forget maximum 0.5%. Here, offhand, for those who do not believe, a couple of articles on these percentages: “Heredity and character” and “How much do we differ genetically?” I quote:

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