Theme Of Morality In Ozymandias

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Tracing back to the earliest forms of societies, a clear picture of moral values have always existed and been taught through different practices of religions and laws. Even today, we teach our children at a young age the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, pretending that the distinctions between these lines are clear, “black and white”, and containing no overlaps or intersects. As much as we wish to deny the truth and believe that these statements are still true, our world as a whole has become far to complex for such clear divisions to remain. The progression and advancement of our world which is now developing at exponential rates has resulted in too many unforeseen consequences, establishing a much more blurred concept of…show more content…
Near the end of the novel, Ozymandias is seen watching dozens of TV screens, being able to sort through and organize all the chaos in his mind, unlike many others who simply get too overwhelmed. This shows that he is able to understand all the different aspects of society all over the world, allowing him to make an educated decision on how to best save the world, even though it is at the cost of thousandths of lives. His belief that the world could only be saved at the costs of others lives further supports the theme and his representation of moral ambiguity, as other characters debate if his solution is truly the right choice because it is such a large sacrifice. Though the other heroes who represent different ideas may disagree with him, in the novel Ozymandias is quite popular and beloved by most citizens unlike all the other heroes. This support from all the citizens symbolizes society’s support and belief that sacrifices must be made to create solutions, even if they don’t truly match their set morals, demonstrating the Ozymandias plan was the only affective
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