The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Symbolism Analysis

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In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Taylor Coleridge uses symbolism. One of his main uses of symbolism is the Albatross. The Albatross is symbolic of our sin; and when we sin, it is as if we killed the Albatross, and it is hung around our necks as the weight of our sin and shame. The Albatross falling from the narrator’s shoulders is symbolic of the salvation that Jesus provides. The free will that is taught in the Bible is the ability to make decisions without any predestination from God. When we sin against God, the weight of our sins is put on our shoulders. Similarly, when the narrator killed the albatross, the shipmates hung the albatross around his neck as an act of public shame. The Albatross falling off of the narrator’s shoulders
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