It was a crime of him to do so, but Coleridge also committed a crime by believing that humanity could be improved without any notion of compassion, and for making other people believe this too (Kitson, 1989, p. 205). The Mariner is the image of the merged guilt of both an entire nation and the guilt of a man who has done his shipmates wrong, and him being the only survivor. In his loneliness, The Mariner realises that what once was, was beautiful and e goes through
One theme of Salt to the Sea is that fear, guilt, fate and shame affect everyone and causes them to do different things. Joana describes that “guilt is a hunter” (1) and that she is a “hostage to it.” (603) Every where so goes someone is loves dies or is taken from her. She lives with this guilt that she should have done more to save them, even though there is nothing more that she could really do.
What did the narrator do in light of his experience on the sailboat? Do you think his reaction is a typical one of someone facing their
Arthur shares his enlightenment and foreshadows the challenges of Allie’s journey when he proclaims “that poem is not just about a sea voyage, it’s about the journey through life, and about the loneliness of that journey” to conclude Marty and Aunty Megs’ death (another reference to loneliness and loss). Contrary to her father’s beliefs, Allie’s travels commence in high spirits (similar to the Mariner) announcing her “great sailing adventure...dreaming of doing it”. Later, Allie begins “to believe, in the darkness of those long nights, that I really was on my own” and “Dad had gone too, gone with the albatross...suddenly overwhelmed with misery”. For the Mariner, Arthur and Allie, ships were vessels for a journey of solitary suffering on the wide, wide sea, resilience when “sails dropt down”, sculpting their character through icebergs, turbulent waters, “silent seas” and future perception of
Since, he was a kid, he 's wanted to know about life and its meaning. He had searched for meaning in life. " It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect." This demonstrates that he now realize that he is the meaning in life. He is overcome with the emotional experience of his understanding; he has the right to risk his own life.
The punishment of hunger, and that he is against something that he does not comprehend, is everything”. These two examples constitute part of his journey on the sea, by comparing things like the brotherhood between the fish and his two
The boyfriend explains his situation but not a trace of sadness is detected. He accepts his fate of death, surrenders himself to the sea, and sends his love to his girlfriend back in Haiti. The last words he had written read, “Maybe this is why I dreamed of the starfish and the mermaids having the Catholic Mass under the sea. Maybe this was my invitation to go. In any case, I know that my memory of you will live even there as I too become a child of the sea.”(24).
Throughout the poem the tone was subtle, however, a claim was still made. Because the speaker in the poem had a calm tone, it left me feeling a sense of displacement. I didn’t know whether the author chose to write this poem because it was something he was passionate about, or if it didn’t have sufficient meaning. With Hawthorne having ancestors of seamen, his poem could have been a representation of their lives. To me, this poem was quite relatable in the sense that there can be so much commotion above the water, but once you sink down, all is at peace.
The captain said to the reporter, “Samuel had always been a strong man. No matter how rough the sea was, he would always go in, fighting the waves. It’s like he belongs there. He was a good man too, always caring about his family. The crew will miss him very much, it will feel like missing a part of our body without him.”
Hemingway presents the elements of failure and suffering in The Old Man and the Sea by depicting several instances of suffering and failure which the Old Man, Santiago, has to go through throughout the course of the novel. According to Hemingway, life is just one big struggle. In the beginning of the novel itself, The Old Man, is presented as a somewhat frail old man who is still struggling with his life as well as his past failures. His skiff even had a sail which bore great resemblance to “the flag of permanent defeat”, with its multiple patches all over.
The poem is about an ancient mariner and he has to face a punishment. This poem is reflection of good and bad. Humans are capable of good and bad traits. Two world are represented in the poem, one is temporary and the other one is virtual world. Human psychy is used to show with two supernatural elements.