Rime of the Ancient Mariner Jones 2nd (Non-human Characters (slimy sea…
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Jones 2nd
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Born on October 21 1772
Nature vs. supernatural--our place in the natural world and our relationship with the supernatural
Ambivalence- doubt and misgiving in the face of a complicated and mysterious world
pride-- an important mistake that humans make and we should be humble in the face of mother nature
Although the bird is playful and friendly to the mariners, and seems to be a good omen, the mariner shoots the bird with his crossbow
The old mariner has some magic power in his eye and forces the young man to listen
There is a wedding and an old man stops one of the guests to tell the story of a cursed ship
The ship is returning north after sailing through the antarctic, they are now in the S. Pacific
The sailors initially blame the mariner for killing the the bird that brought the breeze but then praise the mariner for killing the bird that brought them out of the land of snow and mist
The ship is stuck in the doldrums near the equator and there are slimy sea creatures and a horrible heat and thirst.
The st. Elmo's fire, and bioluminescence of the algae provoke feelings of superstition in the sailors and they dream that an evil spirit has followed them from the land of mist and snow.
The sailors blame their fate on the mariner and hang the dead bird around his neck as a sign of guilt.
they kill 200 men and let the mariner live.
as it approaches he sees that is death and lady luck
The mariner sees a ship in the distance
the mariner feels guilty
The men on the ship were very thirsty
The mariner tries to pray but his heart is as dry as his mouth. he cannot pray because he feels guilty and he has no tender feelings for gods creation
eventually, after watching the creatures play in the water, he develops a fondness for them and this feeling in his heart brings him redemption.
hes dying of thirst the ship won't move, and weird slimy sea creatures surround the ship and play in the moon light
the albatross falls from his neck and he can pray again.
the mariner spends over a week on the ship
slimy sea creatures
spirit from the land of mist and snow
wedding guest burst in and are afraid of the zombie sailors the mariner reassures him that is was all angels, when the sun comes up they all lay down and spirits leave their bodies
the spirits fly around the boat making sweet sounds, the ship moves on but not from the breeze. the spirit from the land of mist and snow
the dead sailors rise up and start to work the ropes the way they had when alive and the mariner helps
Ship takes off in a hurry, the mariner falls down and faints and hears 2 voices talking above his head. they say he's the one that shot the bird. he's paid for his crime but will continue to pay.
because the curse is lifted, he sleeps and when he wakes up its raining--then the wind is moving and the clouds are flying by showing him glimpses of the stars
The breezes start to blow and the mariner is cheered. We have to move forward in our lives despitenwhat has happened in the pas t
He realizes that the ship has reached his home. He sees the harbor bay lit beautifully by the moon and sees the pilot and his boy rowing out to help the ship into the harbor to port. Then angels come and stand on the bodies of all the dead sailors and wave.
The mariner wakes up and the dead bodies are standing around him staring at him reminding him of his crime and guilt and the moon is glittering in their eyes
the mariner is excited because the hermit from the woods who is a holy man is in the boat too the mariner thinks he can cleanse his soul.
The 2 angels are observing the ship as it drives the mariner home to England the angels don't know who or what is making the ship to go