It is highly unlikely anyone could claim an understanding of the events told by the Ancient Mariner—the reader today, as well as in Coleridge’s time is akin to the man in the wedding party, listening to the Mariner’s tale with a mix of horror, astonishment and disbelief....
Believing himself to be responsible for this tragedy he dooms himself to recount his tale to strangers.
The most common interpretation of this poem is the religious view of crime and punishment.
Everything that happens next to the ancient mariner and his crewmates can be directly explained by his killing of the albatross....
[tags: Albatross, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner] - Symbols in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner A close reading of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner will reveal that the Ancient Mariner-who is at once himself, Coleridge and all humanity-having sinned, both incurs punishment and seeks redemption; or, in other words, becomes anxiously aware of his relation to the God of Law (as symbolized by the Sun), and in his sub-consciousness earnestly entreats the forgiveness of the God of Love (represented by the Moon-symbol). For Professor Lowes, while he has disclosed a Coleridge of amazing intellectual grasp ...... In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge, there is a Mariner who kills an almighty Albatross.
[tags: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner] - It has been suggested that The Rime of the Ancient Mariner may be read as a religious text, presenting ‘nothing less than the fall of man’.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner has been interpreted in a variety of ways since it’s creation in 1797.God sends people this power and people around the world mimic this cycle of crime, punishment, repentance, and reconciliation in court systems and other penal codes."Rime of the Ancient Mariner" helps implement all this cycle with the murder of the albatross and how he must pay for his actions....All look at the lumberjack, who killed this tree, and find him weeping in sorrow.This situation is not uncommon when dealing with Nature.Webster's Dictionary defines the word "wise" as being "marked by deep understanding, keen discerment".Through the telling of the ancient Mariner's tale, the Wedding-Guest became sadder and wiser.Early in the poem the Mariner shoots an albatross a symbol of good luck.Since it is a moral wrong to shoot the albatross, for you are supposed to love “all things both great and small”, the crew eventually was punished....[tags: Rime Ancient Mariner] - Symbolism of the Albatross The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a story that reflects on the life and decisions of the ancient mariner.This ancient mariner has been through a tough situation that makes him feel the need to express himself and tell his story.