Themes in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Themes in The Rime - Themes in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner By the Brilliant I nsightful and most kick-butt group ever Themes • Sin •

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Unformatted text preview: Themes in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner By the Brilliant, I nsightful, and most kick-butt group ever Themes • Sin • Punishment • Redemption • Suffering • Retribution • Fear • I rrationality • Death Punishment • The Mariner is tormented psychologically and physically • He watches all his crew members die, but he cannot die. I nstead he is forced to watch them • This delirium settled in his head and he could not get rid of it The Voyage of the Mariner • Symbolize the plight of any person passing through life and discovering the mysteries of the physical world – Starts off w/ confidence and enthusiasm – Soon subject to violent forces – Driven by “tryannous” storm blasts, but then also subject to soft breezes • Symbolize the different obstacles and challenges we face throughout our life Voyage cont. • The Mariner can cite no rational motive for shooting the albatross • I t is as if it was an animal like impulse – This animal impulse appears again with the water snakes Morals...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course BIO 3243 taught by Professor Drem during the Spring '10 term at Amarillo College.

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Themes in The Rime - Themes in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner By the Brilliant I nsightful and most kick-butt group ever Themes • Sin •

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