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 …show more content…
This shows Victor even more about the creature and does nothing but make him want to destroy and hate the creature more and more. Victor has a hatred as seen in the novel for the creature from the beginning. One might ask why he is making this creation. He states that his purpose for making the creature is because he wants to make a new race of people. His desire for a new race is not in the right mind though, he is in search of gratitude by making this race. He is craving this sense of thankfulness where he wants people to thank him for making such a great race of creatures. Although, he does not receive this gratitude, he actually recives quite the opposite as people are disgusted by his creature. Throughout the story people such as Victor 's father and his professor go to him and provide him with suggestions and try and help him. Although Victor blatantly brushes them off and acts as he pleases. “The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.” (1.6)
This quote is ironic as victor states that he believes that parents have a big role in how their children turn out and that their children should listen and take their advice. Victor does the opposite and doesn 't listen to his father and professor and continues studying what he believes to be right. This is a common theme as Victor does not act as he
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It is true that “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” lacks a true moral. However, if we really wanted to create a moral within it, we could say that the killing of innocent animals without reason is wrong. Within the entire context of the poem, we could argue this moral. For instance, before and after the ancient Mariner killed the Albatross, it never gives a specific reasoning behind the killing. Only saying, “The ancient Mariner inhospitably killeth the pious bird of good omen” in the side note of stanza twenty. This leaves one with the conclusion that he did not have a real reason for the killing. Furthermore, if he had killed the bird for food instead, the curse might not have happened. However, Coleridge’s reply to Barbauld showed that he
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.
The Creature symbolizes the war between passion and responsibility with the effects of society. Victor abandons his responsibility for his passion, the creature, this begins when Victor goes away to ingolstadt to increase his knowledge in the field of anatomy and gets lost in his project of piecing together a non-living creature. When he finishes with his Creature victor states “I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body” (Shelley 43). “-For this i had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation” (Shelley 43). Victor says he has deprived himself of sleep thus causing his health to decrease, this is an example of victor abandoning responsibility for for his passion “by being connected with the favourite projects and passions of the times Victors health declined rapidly ( Baldick).” When Victor begins his creation in ingolstadt, he locks himself away from his social life. Inside his apartment he is away from family and any social ties, causing his mental health to decline rapidly. Victor abandons his passion, the Creature, when he thinks through the eyes of society causing his responsibility for the Creature to fall to next to nothing. Victors first impression of his creation is, “Now that i had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”(Shelley 43). Victor judges his creation based off of its appearance instead of its thoughts much like society has always done. Victor doesn't give the Creature a chance and instead abandons it, leaving it to its own devices. Here in the story the Creature is depleted of all its rights simply because of its appearance, this throws shade on society simply because society shapes who we are as
Victor begins to possess an unnatural drive in his quest for knowledge where he begins intense study and experimentation, “These thoughts supported my spirits, while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour. My cheek had grown pale from study, and my person had become emaciated with confinement” eventually isolating himself from his friends and family. As the seasons passed Victor’s obsession with his studies continued to grow, “And the same feelings which made me neglect the scenes around me caused me also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom I had not seen for so long a time” highlighting how his ambition is a fatal flaw, neglecting the outside world and his loved ones. Victor’s ambition to research and attempt to create life drains him of health and sensibility, “Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree” which is ironic to the goal he wishes to achieve. Shelly’s use of irony illuminates how Victor’s obsessive ambition has become a fatal flaw.
A Biographical Analysis of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is a somewhat lengthy poem concerning the paranormal activities of a sea mariner and his crew. The work was constructed to be the beginning piece in Lyrical Ballads, a two-volume set written by William Wordsworth and Coleridge. Wordsworth intended to, in his volume, make the ordinary seem extraordinary, while Coleridge aimed to make the extraordinary ordinary. “The Rime” was first published in 1798. Despite the current popularity of the piece, it was harshly criticized upon being first published.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” evokes a dire sense of despair which relate both to the Mariner’s own punishment of isolation and thirst and to significant events occurring in the author’s life, including the French Revolution of 1798 and England’s suspension of Habeas Corpus.
The progression of scientific advances along with the emotion driven literature during the early 1800s influenced the components of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Mary Shelley inserts literature in the gaps of science which allows the power of literature to constantly build upon the power of science throughout the novel. When Shelley lacks scientific comments, she is able to fill space with language. The “science of language” and the “science of words and letters” are both major parts in the monster’s cognitive and developmental growth during the novel. Language and science seemingly juxtapose one another, but Shelley uses the differences between the subjects in order to shed light on the importance of both literature and science after the
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner describes an unnatural voyage. This voyage itself is metaphorical of a shift from the natural to the unnatural. The beginning of the voyage details a normal trip with the weather being beneficial to the mariners. However, after a storm blows all of the mariners to the Antarctic, nature starts to revolt. This shift is used as a literary device to both further the narrative and to communicate the change in tone.
All humans have the ability to imagine anything, regardless of whether it’s realistic or not. As a result, the human imagination can go beyond one’s own horizon and expand indefinitely. Samuel Taylor Coleridge emphasizes the importance of the imagination in his poems. Therefore, in his poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” he uses supernatural forces to describe the vividness of the human imagination.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) is a lyrical poet, critic, and philosopher. The poem “The Rime of Ancient Mariner” was first published as a lyrical ballad in the year 1798. The poem recounts sailor who came back from long sea voyage. The poem is about three people who attend a wedding when a long gray -bearded and glittered eye person stops one of them, Seeking attention from all of the guests, he tells them that he is going narrate a story about one of the life threatening- experiences (Taylor Lines 1-5).The poem describes the grief and his final realization he has at the end of his
he Rime of the Ancient Mariner” shows many accounts of religious imagery which was used by Samuel Taylor Coleridge to add to the work as a whole. When Coleridge wrote ‘The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, Coleridge 's faith was going down hill and he didn 't have a clear view of the path he wanted to go down. In this view, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” can be read as an analogy of the voyage of Coleridge’s search for a Christian God. By the end of the poem, it looks like Coleridge never finds a God he is okay with and is confused by the actions of the God he comes to find. Coleridge then worked as a Unitarien minister, until 1797 when the Wedgewoods gave Coleridge a offer of an yearly income so he would be able to write all the time. Without a second thought, Coleridge decided to give up his job as a minister. After the publication of “Lyrical Ballads”, which originally had “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, Coleridge decided to head off to Germany to study under Kant and Spinoza, they were very Christian like thinkers. Before going away to Germany, Coleridge had already begun his change from Pantheism to a single Christian God as he was already studying Kant. The work is a view of Coleridge’s old beliefs and questioning of his new beliefs. After the mariner kills the albatross, the sea becomes silent. There is no longer water available for the mariner and his crewmen, even mother nature wouldn 't give the men a single drop of rain to drink. The lack of wind and water
The Romantic time period was a time of great change where authors and poets would experiment with new ideas and focus more on the individual. One such poet was Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet of the epic narrative The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This poem is a lyrical ballad that accounts the story of the Ancient Mariner and his marvelous journey of suffering and redemption. The plot to the poem is so complex that it contains a plethora of literary devices the poet uses to convey his message, which is that sometimes suffering is the only way to change a person. Coleridge employs symbolism in his poem to explicate his message to the reader along with imagery to further enhance the suffering the Ancient Mariner endures. Through Coolidge’s use
A Utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses fantastically perfect or almost best features for its residents. The contrary of a utopia is a dystopia. One may also say that utopia is a perfect "location" that has been designed so there aren 't any troubles. Utopian beliefs frequently area emphasis on egalitarian concepts of equality in economics, authorities and justice, even though never completely, with the approach and structure of proposed implementation varying primarily based on ideology.
The otherness can refer to many things, mystical extraordinary places and situations, strange people or objects that take on new meanings. Often the speaker of the poem is faced with something they can’t fully comprehend. If the encounter is between the speaker and an object that can’t reply or a place, the speaker learns something new about themselves and their relationship to the object or place. If the encounter is between two people, there’s a trend of the two not having the same level of understanding. Both interactions are explored in Lyrical Ballads, the joint work between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.