Boundless and colossal not only describe the setting of the poem, but also the pedestal and Ozymandias himself. Ozymandias described himself as a powerful person,he says,"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:/Look on my works, ye Mighty,and despair"(10-11) but now Ozymandias is nothing. Ozymandias is remembered in a barren desert which could be viewed in different ways. It could be that Ozymandias wasnt what he said he was, that he wasnt a king or anybody of power for that matter. Or that the desert in its boundless and colossal setting could be fitting for Ozymandias, that he was a powerful person and that the desert is his kingdom, boundless and colossal. I think Ozymandias was a very arrogant, powerful person, and that the desert is an appropriate place to remember him. In our society we tend to associate size with power, that bigger is always better and I think this applies to Ozymandias. Would you want to be remembered in a small grave or by a boundless desert, a kingdom?
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