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, time is the lone overarching ideal that perpetuates existence into a desolate point of immortality. In other words, it causes humanity to feel invincible, when in actuality; each tick brings us one moment closer to mortality.
As legend has it, twin sons of Mars (the god of war) founded Rome. Romulus and Remus, the sons, were abandoned during their infanthood. Restricted along the Tiber River and accordingly flirting with death, the displaced sons were rescued by an unknown entity. Orphans and strangers to a foreign, corrupted city, Romulus and Remus later killed the king of said nation – a sort of cosmic justice – and proceeded to establish their own legacy in 753 B.C.E. Upon murdering his brother, Romulus assumed control of their young city,…

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