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Ozymandias by Percy Shelley Daniel 437 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, only of whose works are truth, and His ways justice.  And those who walk in surcharge He is able to put down.                                                                   Shelley tells us about this statue of the great King Ozymandias, and grave on his pedestal reads My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my working, ye the right way and despair  We read that passage and immediately think of the arrogance and pride that this man must of had.  Look on my Works, ye Mighty and despair Works is capitalized as if it deserved reverence and awe. Shelley also tells us that this great legislative act has been shattered T wo vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desart. . . . . shape up them, on the sand Half sunk a shattered chump lies,  So we imagine these pair of legs on a pedestal in the middle of a desert and case to the ground to pay back the delay of the sculpture shattered into pieces.  We read the engraving on the pedestal and look around to see his works so that we john despair and we find that vigor beside remains.  Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare  The unaccompanied and level sands stretch far away.  I cant help yet laugh at the whole inductuation.  personality has smitten man.  Nature won out in the end.  Man tried to build a abundant empire and then mocked all of natures work and even asks that all despair because who could beat his work.  Nature has in the end won out and we sit and laugh with nature as Ozymandiass face is in the ground, shattered with a frown half sunken in sand.  Natures arrogance i s also unmingled too though.  Nature destroyed mans Work and leaves us the pedestal to read.   Nature kept the pedestal as a sign for all of us My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my Works, ye Mighty and despair.  Now supervene upon the name Ozymandias with Nature.  My name is Nature, King of Kings, Look on my Works, ye Mighty and despair.   We can replace Ozymandias with Nature because Nature won out in the end.  Nothing that Ozymandias accomplished survived.  Nature survived and destroyed all that man had done.