Themes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/17/10 Themes in  The Rime of the Ancient  Mariner By AK, Abby, Hiba
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3/17/10 Author’s Intent We believe that the author has many reason for writing this poem Respect Nature Realize the any crime or injustice you commit, guilt will always follow Man can redeem himself if he can admit his faults and repents for his wrongdoings
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3/17/10 Motifs  Sin Punishment Redemption Suffering Retribution Fear Irrationality
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3/17/10 Themes Explained Man is a sinful creature, but redemption awaits him if he repents his wrongdoing and does penance . This theme manifests itself throughout the poem. First, the ancient mariner kills the albatross, committing a sin. Then, during his terrifying experience, he has a change of heart and is sorry for his sin. Finally, after confessing to the Hermit, he carries out a penance, which is to travel the world and tell his tale to strangers.
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3/17/10 Themes Explained cont. Man should respect all of God’s creation, of which the albatross is a part . In doing so, he respects the Creator Himself. Guilt and justice hound sinners until they repent their wrongdoing . Guilt and justice appear in the form of strange natural phenomena, as well as spirits.
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3/17/10 Themes Explained cont. All creatures “great and small” are worthy in some
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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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