The title of this poem"Ozymandias”was the name of
a pharaoh in Egypt in 13th B.C At that time he had strong power and made
a sculptor built his own statue. Although the statue could show Ozmandias's
power, yet how it could be presented without the sculptor and his passion?
So we can say because of the king, the artist used his hands to build the
statue. Of course he can made out his mighty, but he can also mock him."Mock
here means that Ozymandias made the artist built his sculpture, maybe he
wanted to show his mighty or something. However, he didn't build it himself
but let a man to do this for him.
Now we will talk about the relationships between
Human, Art and Nature among this poem. One point of view is that human
created art; in other words, art
wouldn't appear without human's hands. Human
is powerful than art. In this poem, the statue
was presented by the sculptor, so without this man, we might no longer
know a king named Ozymandias once had powerful status in Egypt in ancient
times. However, human is mortal but art isn't.
Years passed, those ancient men couldn't escape mortality and all died
but the statue was left although it was wreck.. In this way, we'll say
becomes more powerful than human if we put the statement of "time"into
it. The other point of view is the relationship
between Art and Nature. In this poem, the statue eventually destroyed by
the desert (Nature). However, is it mean art lower than nature? To respond
this question, we'll use a kind of "origin"to explain this. Among this
poem, the statue (Art) was made of rocks and sand; that is, it was from
the desert (Nature). Because of the art, the
nature became different.
And who did this? It's human. Without human, a
rock would always be a rock in the vast desert, and it couldn't turn into
a sculpture itself. So, human pick a part
of nature to create art, and the art becomes a special part within the
nature. However, nature could destroy the art to let it "back"to her. To
sum up, Human, Art, and Nature form a triangle. They exist together in
a kind of balance and can't be without one of it.