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by Percy Bysshe Shelley

1818

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

In this poem, Shelley uses the description of a ruined statue to explore the transient nature of power and life.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: