Analysis : ' The ' A Tick Tock '

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Imagine, if you will, a society in which time has no clout, dominion, or sway. As you peer from the edge of today and into the bleak personifications of history - that is the unwelcoming Ancient Roman Empire – a delicate gleam weaves its way through the obscurity: be it days of harmony and concord. Here, the ever-so governing ‘tick-tock’ is but a relic of history, blissfully otiose to the human consciousness. Days of halcyon supervene, engulfing the timeless world in a wildfire of symbolic invincibility. “Welcome”, says the Roman nation, “to our Utopia.” Mankind has forever been at odds with the concept of time. In fact, we as a people have insentiently invoked its essence to our young, our elderly, and ourselves for ages. Ironically,…show more content…
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