The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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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

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