Compare Walton's Fourth Letter To The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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It is important to note that the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is alluded in a couple of Walton’s letters which will greatly help readers gain a deeper understanding of Frankenstein. As we examine Walton’s fourth letter, he spotted a man-like creature and told us, “about two hours after this occurrence we heard the ground sea, and before the night the ice broke and freed our ship” (Shelley 9). Similarly, we can find an identical setting in the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” poem as the Mariner described his journey:

“The ice was here, the ice was there,
The ice was all around…
At length did cross an Albatross…
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder fit” (Colbridge, First Part).

It is interesting that in both of this
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It is clear that they are taking the opportunity to also confess their wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness. When the stranger met Walton, he instantly knew that he warned Walton because he could tell that Walton was adventuring blindly without any thoughtful considerations or concrete plan to make it a success. The stranger hopes that Walton will not follow his dreadful path and will change redefine his plans. This scenario emphasizes the main theme of the book which encourage the readers to think about how individuals can greatly impact the society based on their determined course of actions. The author definitely points out the importance of examining every facet of details in using the knowledge we acquired to make decisions. We should must learn to share our experiences to others not only to pass down knowledge but also identify lesson learned to avoid making the same mistakes. Understanding the poem will surely helps kicks start the reader’s thought process in order to have the right mindset to comprehend Frankenstein. At the same time, it is important for the readers to get the right mood from the poem so to feel along with the characters in the
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