An Analysis of Three Important Messages from Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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In the course of our lives, many of us, for the most part have committed some sort of mistake or wrong doing. These mistakes can be small, others not so much. Sometimes our mistakes have consequences that will come after them, leading to the conclusion of learning from our mistake. However, from a religious perspective, mistakes are either made up by repentance or a penance. The penance part is a sort of punishment in order to make up for the wrong doing you have committed. I, being Catholic, a form of penance have been familiar to me, since a very small age. The penance given to the man in “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is in fact credibly harsh. However, we can learn from our mistakes, in doing this we can look at the messages in the poem …show more content…
In the course of our lives, many of us, for the most part have committed some sort of mistake or wrong doing. These mistakes can be small, others not so much. Sometimes our mistakes have consequences that will come after them, leading to the conclusion of learning from our mistake. However, from a religious perspective, mistakes are either made up by repentance or a penance. The penance part is a sort of punishment in order to make up for the wrong doing you have committed. I, being Catholic, a form of penance have been familiar to me, since a very small age. The penance given to the man in “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is in fact credibly harsh. However, we can learn from our mistakes, in doing this we can look at the messages in the poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In the poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” there are three distinct message that include living your life thoughtfully, all life is precious and treat all life with respect. The first important message from, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” tells to live your life thoughtfully. When the poem first opens, there is a boy running to a wedding reception when he is stopped by a grisly old man. Unbeknownst to this boy, this story the old grisly man will share will change his aspect on life. However the boy says, “Hold off! Unhand me, graybeard loon! Eftsoons his hand dropped he.” (Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, page 821, line 11-12) This part in the poem is a prime example of not living your life