Throughout our lives, we learn many different lessons. Whether it is a lesson learned from your consequences, like doing drugs, or getting a speeding ticket for driving too fast in a school zone, everyone learns lessons in their lives. One lesson that I have learned in particular is when I didn’t ask permission to go hang out with friends. My parents were both at work, and I couldn’t get contact either of them, so I decided on my own that I should be able to hang out with some friends because I had nothing to do, and they would never find out if I got back home in time before they returned from work. This was probably the stupidest thing ever, because for some reason, my parents came home early, and they found out, so I had to face the …show more content…
We should all learn to value all life, because someday, we may not be able to have the living things that we have right now. One example of this is when people in places in Africa poach, it can cause extinction, and then we can never get those animals back! The Mariner learns a lesson that teaches him to show respect to all life in Colderidge’s poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner. By being cursed to killing an albatross, the Mariner was cursed and he lost every single one of his crew men. This must have taught the old man to respect all life. If he wouldn’t have killed the albatross, and respected the creature, he might not have been cursed, and forced to in the end tell his story all over the world to select people in order to relieve his pain. “For the dear God who loves us, He made and loveth all” (Lines 616-617). These lines state that God created all, and he loves all. In the same way, we the people are called to act as God does, so therefore, we should respect and love all life! In conclusion, the Mariner from the poem learns many lessons. The first lesson that he learns is that he must live his life thoughtfully. The second lesson that the mariner in Colderidge’s poem learns is that all life is precious. The last lesson that is learned by the old man in the story is the he needs to show respect to all
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge?s ?Rime of the Ancient Mariner? is a piece known to many in some vague way or another. An elderly sailor, a ghostly ship, and the killing of an albatross are all present in many people?s minds, although they may not entirely know the whole tale. Although well-known today, the most activity ?Rime? has seen was in its beginnings. It has its fair share of praise and criticism, praise given posthumously and criticism given while Coleridge was alive. Other than criticisms on the actual text, many people claim that Coleridge borrowed the ideas of others and used them.
I did not appreciate the privilege I had to hang out with my best friend every day until the day we both got grounded. My best friend and I are both intelligent people, but we made the wrong choice of hanging out with an unintelligent crowd. When I was tempted by the wrong crowd to make a risky choice of sneaking out, I simply did not realize the trouble that could follow. It wasn’t my best friend that made the choice to sneak out, it was me. However, she did it with me as we did not do anything without each other. We could have stayed at her house and made the right choice, but we didn’t and we learned our lesson. That wrong choice resulted in the unintended consequence of losing the privilege to see
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it was written in the late 1700s. The poem’s setting starts during a wedding, an old mariner stops one of the wedding guests from going into the party to tell him a story. The mariner’s story takes place in a ship where he killed an albatross and everything started to go wrong for him and his crew. When the mariner’s story is ending he says that he has a pain to tell people about his story, this is why he stopped the wedding guest to tell him his story. The wedding guest decides not to go to the party because he became upset, he is now a “sadder” but “wiser” man. Coleridge uses many literary elements to make the story come together such as similes, personification, symbolism
There are many weird things that happen after mariner shoots the Albatross. One of the things that happened is after he killed the bird “fog and mist” started to form around the (Coleridge 100). Another event that happened was “the sails dropt down” and the breeze stopped (Coleridge 107). They was a “Spirit that plagued” them and yells “‘The game is done! I’ve won! I’ve won!’” after she killed all of the ship members except the mariner. (Coleridge 198)
The poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a truly imaginative work utilizing the familiar yet timeless themes of good fortune, the power of Mother Nature, and adventurous voyages over the sea. The Mariner relates the bone-chilling tale of his adventure to a guest at a wedding in his native country. Although the guest succumbs to the Mariner’s tale, he is eager to get to the wedding, which is about to start. Coleridge chose this occasion for the poem as a form of irony, by providing a stark contrast between the two atmospheres and situations in his poem. The moods of weddings are usually joyful and jubilant, emphasizing love and the union between
Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” there are many instances where metacognitive thinking and knowledge are discussed and presented. The word metacognition comes from the root word "meta" which means beyond. The word metacognition can take many forms including knowledge and when or how to use certain strategies to learn or be used to solve problems. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein we see metacognitive thinking throughout mainly through victor and the creature. Both characters are seen very much throughout the story and through these characters we get a great sense of their metacognitive thinking, successfully in ways but for the main part we see these characters as failed metacognitive thinkers. In
One bad decision of mine in particular stands out to me. A friend of mine turned 16 a couple months ago, so a couple of his friends, including myself, decided we'd all go over his house and hang out for the night. I knew I had a hockey game the next morning, so I was aware that I should keep myself healthy and well rested for the next day. Despite my better judgement, I gave into the peer pressure of my friends and the situation and decided to have more fun than I intended. I ended up going to sleep around 3:00 a.m. and had to get up at 7:00 a.m. When I woke, I had a massive headache and dreaded the idea of having to play a hockey game. Inevitably, I went to my game, and played the worst game of my entire life. When analyzing the affects of my actions, I made the wrong decisions then night before. Since I played so poorly, my team noticed, and to top it off we ended up losing. Had a not partied and gotten to bed earlier, I could have played a much better game, and hopefully helped my team to a victory. Even more than letting my team down, I let myself down. I didn't just play poorly, but I let myself give in to negative peer pressure, and let it impact my decision
It’s easy to tell that the ocean is a mysterious and isolating place from all of the tragic tales we hear from sailors both real and fictional. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and an anonymous author’s “The Seafarer” are quite similar in that they both revolve around said tragic tales told by sailors. However, there seem to be more commonalities between their themes, tones, and messages rather than their seaward-bound settings. But before we can discuss these similar settings and deeper themes, we have to tackle their origins.
According to Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia, an allegory is described as a fictional literary narrative or artistic expression that conveys a symbolic meaning parallel to but distinct from, and more important than, the literal meaning. This is true in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is an allegory that symbolizes the inherent struggle of humans facing the ideas of sin and redemption. In writing this poem, Coleridge spent four months of sustained writing upon his purpose of supposing that supernatural situations are real. This purpose is seen clearly in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", which demonstrates
It is only when the Mariner began to bless all living things and saw beyond his own self that the Albatross fell off. He then felt a connection with nature and God, for Heaven sent down rain that refreshed the ancient Mariner and angelic spirits led him onward. He needed to change and become penitent before he could be rid of the guilt. In repenting, he was given a penance of life: whenever his heart burns within him, he must tell his tale to those who are meant to hear it.
First, the reader can see obvious similarities between the mariner and the Biblical character Adam. According to Christian belief, Adam committed the original sin that caused mankind to suffer as a whole (Harent 3). In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the original sin is the mariner’s killing of the God-sent albatross. Even though the crew, like humanity, did not commit the original sin, they ultimately inherit the repercussions of the sin.
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a parable of a seaman's crime against nature (pointlessly killing an albatross) and his repentance by blessing the lowly water-snakes. Setting the poem in the Middle Ages in the then-unknown seas near Antarctica, the poet is able to make his narrative credible and give the reader what is called 'the willing suspension of disbelief.' "
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as a product of its culturally inscribed author, presents a confused Unitarian world view consistent with that of the Romantic Movement of its time. It attempts to exemplify this view within an unpredictable and often mysterious universe, and by rebuking the hegemonic ideologies held by the text’s cultural antagonists, seeks to grant the awareness of an often unreasonable world populated by its reader’s passionate persona.
In 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge published his poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. Several editions followed this, the most notable being the 1815 version, which included a gloss. This poem has grown to become well known and debated, especially concerning the message that Coleridge was attempting to impart. The interpretation of the poem as a whole and of various characters, settings, and objects has been the subject of numerous essays, papers, books, and lectures. There are approximately four things that are major symbols in this work, along with the possibility that the structure itself is symbolic.