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Ozymandias This sonnet is written to express to the speaker that possessions don't mean immortality - ironically, the king who seemed to think that his kingdom would remain under his statue's egotistical gaze forever teaches us this through his epitaph. "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" becomes good advice, though in an opposite meaning than the king intended, for it comes to mean that despite all the power and might one acquires in …

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…thought. It forces the reader to probe into their psyche and come out with new answers to these near rhetorical questions. The only limitations that the philosophical critique is subject to is the beliefs and morals of different readers are often as different as their fingerprints. These differences cause different responses and different conclusions. However, individuality is not completely a bad thing. It could very well be the one monumental thing that gives you immortality