The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The poem is all about human conduct and behavior. This is because the characters in the poem are responding to different situations differently. The wedding guest in guest in part IV, 230 fears that the spirit is talking to him “I fear thee, ancient mariner…” again spirits is mentioned the ancient mariner is like a ghost and the thoughts of the persona are wild in spirit world. This applies to many people when they start taking their minds into the spirit world.

The wedding is mentioned in part I stanza 5 where the writer mentions of the bridegroom door opened wide, the guests have met and the feast is set “The Bridegroom’s doors are opened wide…”. Mariner then meets the tree gallants who were invited to the wedding feast but he manages to detain one. The positioning of the wedding in the poem affects the readers response to it in that, he is informed what the real story is before he reads it .This makes him to have a preconceived mind about the whole poem which may hinder him from learning the real themes.

Part IV of the poem presents different changing stated. The wedding guest fears that the spirit is speaking to him but ancient Mariner assures him that the he lives and tells him of his horrible story of penance “Seven days, seven nights, I saw that curse, And yet I could not die…”.  He despises the creatures as calm which were dead but again he envied that the beautiful creatures could live, “For the sky and the sea, and the sea and the sky, Lay like a load on my weary eye,  And the dead were at my feet…”. The part moves from death, to life into spirit world. Considering the current circumstances, these changes ar.............

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