Philosophical points are illustrated in many different forms throughout any story, sometimes by not directly stating the author's point, discussion amongst the readers can take place debating the authors purpose for using certain words. This debate, in fact, strengthens the point that the author is attempting to make by drawing attention to certain details. This usually happens in descriptive imagery, but can take other forms as well.
In the poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge begins at a wedding and an old man grabs the groom from the wedding to tell him his tragedy. The Mariner does this to punish himself for his deeds. Coleridge could have written the poem this way to point out how some men believe that by doing some arbitrary challenging task that they could absolve themselves of their previous actions, even though nothing can change what did happen. By starting the poem this way, he informs the reader that the Mariner regrets what is to come.
The mariner later tells the groom that he had killed an albatross for sport which was harmlessly flying parallel to the crew's boat for the past few days. “In revenge for this cruelty, the Mariner and his crew are pursued “from the land of mist and snow”” ("unchainedromantics.weebly.com"). So, I am drawn to the conclusion that that Coleridge is trying to point out about how some believe so strongly in superstitions that they blame any future bad endeavors on a previous action. Present-day, we know this condition as
The mood in The Rim of the Ancient Mariner is enthralled, and it is strongly influenced by the imagery and diction that Coleridge uses. First, Coleridge uses imagery in Part I when he writes; “‘Hold off! unhand me, graybeard loon!’ / Eftsoons his hands dropped he. / He holds him with his glittering eye - / The Wedding Guest stood still/ And listens like a three years’ child: / The Mariner hath his will” (Coleridge 11-16).
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 Christian belief is that no matter what you do wrong or to what extent, you are always able to be forgiven. As long as you are able to realize and admit to what you've done wrong and are willing to pay for your sins and repent, you will always be forgiven in the eyes of God. In "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the mariner is willing to repent. After committing his sins against nature, he comes to realize that it is not to be taken for granted. By realizing and expressing the beauty that nature is, the mariner is granted his forgiveness in return for penance; his telling of this story.
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)
In the novel The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway, there is a fish that the old man finally catches after 84 days, but is consumed by Mako shark’s in the process of reeling it in. Santiago, the old man, had a strong connection with the marlin even though he only saw him for a short period of time. They taught each other many things through a tug and war type of play. Catching a marlin fish was a goal of Santiago that he had been attempting to fulfill for a decent period of time, and after being persistent and patient, slowly but surely he was able to succeed. Many symbols in Hemingway’s novel have their own counterparts in my own life, which include a goal, hope, and idolization.
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
Authors all have different ways of displaying the inner turmoils of a protagonist in a novel. When displaying a complex quality of a character such as the torturing of a character's soul must be delicately executed. Ernest Hemingway, author of The Old Man and The Sea and Robert Pirsig author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance both take a similar metaphorical approach to conveying a tortured soul. A tortured soul has no definition but is seen as a character who is presented with a depressing tone. This character may make reference to a troubled past, while not mentioning a brighter future. Robert from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Santiago from The Old Man and The Sea both exhibit these qualities.
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
It is at this point that the Mariner begins his transformation; leading him closer to God allowing him to see the beauty in all of God’s creations and creatures as he forms a respect for the presence of God in nature. This reconciliation in the Mariner’s life breaks the curse and shines a light of hope into the eyes of a man who was praying for death. Coleridge
In this always changing world, we all possess the extraordinary power of freewill. The ability to make a wide variety of choices depending on the situation that is presented in front of us, which induces an outcome whether it may be good or bad that is reliant on the perspective. Every single choice you make based on your judgment will affect or make a difference to almost anything that exists on this world no matter how little or big it may be. Samuel Taylor Coleridge uses imagery in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" to successfully reflect his emotions about the consequences of one's actions. A wonderful example of imagery is in lines 29 through 32 " All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody sun, at noon, Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the moon."
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.
The next symbolic theme in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is that of retribution. In lines 143-146 Coleridge illustrates a time of draught for the sailors on the voyage. Without any water to drink they are suffering. This symbolizes the spiritual draught that humans face in Christianity. Without the love for Christ humans are thirsting for spiritual enlightenment and forgiveness--without which they suffer.
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.