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Erin Sinclair Jessica J Sue Han 2012. 05. 16. Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley
CONTENTS Discussion Question Setting & Character Real Life Connection Literary Devices Analysis & Important Quotes Theme
Analysis; OZYMADIAS Analysis I met a traveler from an antique land, Who said:- “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert.. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away” The features given to the statue show the character of Ozymandias. Characteristics show he was a harsh leader “heart that fed” is the heart of the king which “fed” off of the misery and misfortune of others around him Massive statue with no body, just legs IRONY Hopeless, miserable, unhappy The expressions were chiseled into the statue
Important Quotes 1 2 3 “whose frown, /And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command” “The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed” “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: / Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” - conceited his role as a King/leader - more imagery of power - character=> put others down, boastful - slavery - he was in charge of everything=> including food - Image of power - show characteristic of Ramses - harsh - angry-like
Continued Important Quotes 4 5 6 “Nothing beside remains. Round the decay / Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare/ The lone and level sands stretch far away” “tell that its sculptor well those passions read” “Nothing beside remains” - Pharaoh's boasts are now as empty as the empty and boundless desert surrounding the decaying statue. - the sculptor skillfully interpreted the king's feelings - IRONY - ”Look on my works”=> statue alone in desert - nothing to show great works - nothing to show for pedestal - proud boast has been disapproved - Ozymandias’ works have crumbled and disappeared, his civilization is gone, all has - been turned to dust by the impersonal, indiscriminate, destructive power of history
Literary Devices “Ozymandias” is a sonnet - a poem with 14 lines - unusual sonnet for this era (1977) - it does not fit a conventional Petrarchan pattern (about love) Ozymandias, symbolizes political tyranny - suggests that tyranny is temporary - unjust political leader cannot have hope to have lasting power or real influence - being told about the statue of Ramses from someone who heard about it from a traveler undermines Ramses power over the passage of time Broken monument also represents the decay of civilization, culture and insignificance of human beings through passage of time.
Has two settings - Place where narrator and traveler meets - Inside the traveler’s tale about the statue The statue is at the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes Setting. On the western side of the river was a vast cemetery, or city of the dead, where statues, temples, and tombs memorialized the pharaohs DESERT STATUE THEBES On the eastern side of the river was the city proper...
Character “ Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command ” Character (Shelley 4-5) “ Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command ” Traveler, Narrator, and Ozymandias (Ramses Ⅱ ) Traveler is a person who tells about the Ozymandias to narrator :... Narrator is the poet, Shelley Ozymandias described by traveler was used to be powerful ruler but mean and harsh He was a dictator
Respect Art Nature Theme Setting... Power Government Individual Society....
Real Life Connection Real Life Connection Charlie Sheen -Actor and comedian -Became addicted and overdosed cocaine -Assaulted his wife Lindsay Lohan -Actress and model -Got addicted to drugs -Sent to rehab George W. Bush - He lied to America about Iraq -Could no longer be trusted. -Abused his powers to take control They were all once highly respected, but since they changed there attitude, they are no longer people you can look up to for advice and respect.
Do you think it was right that Ozymandias treated people poorly, or do you think it was part of his job? – consider at that time Discussion Questions.
Identify which lines are said by Ozymandias and which ones are said by the traveler. Discussion Questions.