enter image description here i pretty much know what it means, but i wanna know the nuance, what the person tries to actually say. what the なる here does??

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This なる is fundamentally the same なる as in ~てはならない. For details, see Origin of ~なければ ならない

ものか is a rhetorical question version of ものだ.

  • くたばってはならない。
    I must not drop dead.
  • くたばってはなるものか。 = くたばってなるものか。
    How should I drop dead?

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