Themes In Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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Understanding "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with different phases unlocks the awareness to altered explanations with themes Coleridge attempts to express to the readers. Even though there are numerous themes that are admitted all through the poem, five of the most significant themes are imprisonment, forgiveness, power, suffering and transformation. This essay will unfold into five parts discussing the significant themes of the poem. Firstly, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge reveals theme of imprisonment. Opening with the people at the wedding. Mariner’s eyes are used as a compelling means contrary to the guests that makes them listen to the mariner. The point that they could not leave even though they wanted too is a sort of imprisonment from the Mariner. The second instant that shows imprisonment is after the Mariner shots the albatross. The wind stopped blowin ,they could no longer move their sail boat, The ice became “mast high that the captain could not steer through it”. Even though they had each other on the boat it felt like a prison. The fact that they were confined from the rest of the world made the boat a sort of prison. They were so thirsty that they could not talk which took away the their freedom of speech and in prison you do not have a voice, they are denied the basic need of communication. As soon as all the sailors pass away apart from the Mariner the prison becomes his own private prison. Finally the ghost ship was a
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