Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Analysis Essay

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Readers can gain a deeper understanding and gain further insight into the meaning of the story of the letters when they consider The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The Ancient Mariner was once adventurous, but now he is cursed with knowledge that he must tell random people, as shown when the author says, “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, First Part) This correlates to the letters when Mary writes, “He is so gentle, yet so wise; his mind is so cultivated and when he speaks, although his words are culled with the choicest art, yet they flow with the rapidity and unparalleled eloquence.”(Mary Shelley, pg. 13) The Mariner shoots the Albatross and things clear up, but harsh consequences are right around the corner, “In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud, It perched for vespers nine; Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white, Glimmered the white Moon-shine… Why look’st thou so?-- With my cross-bow I shot the ALBATROSS.”(Coleridge, First Part) Robert directly talks about this scene when he says, “I am going to unexplored regions, to “the land of mist and snow,” but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the Ancient Mariner.” (Mary Shelley, pg.…show more content…
In order to find underlying meanings and to dig deeper it is important to use these quotes to make vital connections between the stories. Also, readers may be able to foreshadow things to happen in the story and which will allow them to focus on the character development and the relations between the stories.After the Mariner shoots the Albatross things seem to clear up, but after a sequence of unfortunate events it is clear that it was the wrong
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