Rime of the Ancient Mariner S. Chasteen 7th 2017
Rime of the Ancient Mariner S. Chasteen 7th 2017
The wedding guest over hears the mariners story and the mariner approaches him and begins to go into his story in the end the wedding guest realizes the importance of the Mariners story and changes his attitude
He is an old sailor and is 1 of 3 men on the ship
Everyone is literally dying of thirst. The Mariner sees another ship's sail at a distance. He wants to yell out, but his mouth is too dry, so he sucks some of his own blood to moisten his lips.
The wedding guest realizes, "Ah! You're a ghost!" But the Mariner says, "Well, actually, I was the only one who didn't die." He continues his story: he's on a boat with a lot of dead bodies, surrounded by an ocean full of slimy things.
Pretty soon the sailors lose their wind, and it gets really hot. They run out of water, and everyone blames the Mariner. The ship seems to be haunted by a bad spirit, and weird stuff starts appearing
The Mariner falls into a sweet sleep, and it finally rains when he wakes up. A storm strikes up in the distance, and all the dead sailors rise like zombies to pilot the ship.
Three guys are on their way to a wedding celebration when an old sailor (the mariner) stops one of them at the door using his hypnotic eyes to hold the attention of the wedding guest he starts telling a story about a disastrous journey he took
Non Human Characters
Slimy sea creatures
Spirit from the land of snow and mist
Wedding guest burst in and is afraid of the zombie sailors the mariner reassures that it was all his angels when the sun comes up they all lay down and spirits leave their body
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 continue to pay
Because the curse is lifted he sleeps when he wakes up raining then the wind is moving and the cloud are flying by showing them glimpses of the stars
He is dying of thirst, the ship won't move, and weird slimy sea creatures surround the ship and play in the moon light
The mariner tries to pray but his heart is as dry as his mouth. he can't pray because he feels guilty and he has no tender feelings for gods creation
Eventually after watching creatures play in the water, he develops a fondness for them and this feeling in his heart brings him redemption
The albatross falls from his neck and he can pray again
The Mariner spends over a week on the ship
The ship is stuck in the doldrums near the equator an there are slimy sea creatures and a horrible heat thirst
The St. Elmo's fire and bioluminescence of the algae provoke feelings of superstition in that sailors and they dream that an evil spirit has followed them from the land of mist and snow
The sailors initially blame the mariner for killing 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 sailors blame their fate on the mariner and hang the dead bird around his neck as a sign of guilt
The ship is returning north after sailing through the antarctic, they are now in the S. Pacific
lady luck wins the game and the ghost ship speeds away night falls
The sailors curse him with their eyes and then fall dead ion the ships deck leaving the mariner alive and alone
The ghost ship comes sailing towards them with lady luck and death on board playing dice for the sailors soul
The ship is stuck in the doldrums: no wind and no water to drink
The ship sails from England to the Antarctic, becomes stranded in the ice and fog until an Albatross shows up and the splits the ice and the ship sails through the Pacific Ocean
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 eyes and forces the young man to listen
There is a wedding and an old man stops one of the guards to tell the story of a cursed ship
Suffering -Suffering is sometimes the only way to change someone's habits for good, and it takes a whole lot of this painful medicine in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to make the Mariner realize that all of nature's creations are worthy of love and respect.
Isolation -The Mariner in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner seems to have been a pretty sociable guy before he took that fateful trip down to the Arctic, but now he travels the country looking for former lost souls like himself.
Pride -In Christian writings, pride is one of the most basic and important sins, the one has been getting humans in hot water ever since Adam and Eve. As the proverb says, pride goeth before the fall.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Born in the UK
Died July 25 1834
Born Oct 21 1772
Historical Text (What is going on in the world when this was written)
The Industrial Revolution