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Analysis Of Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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The Depressing Truth:
An Analysis of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Occasionally, the wisest people are often the sadest. The harsh realities of the world often take an effect on the experienced individuals, causing a depressed mindset. The world as we know it has many luxuries, but with those commodities also comes sorrow and miseries. One piece of literature that shows this relationship is Samuel Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. A sailor is cursed for killing an albatross, and primarily lives to tell the tale of the ghost ship. The mariner informs a young man who is about to attend a wedding. The boy decides to bypass the wedding after hearing the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and flees the conversation
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An odd sensation, full of guilt and anxiety, overcomes the mariner when he crosses a potential target. The only relief that the man can find comes after the interpretation of his story. This struggle of the sailor is due to the curse condemned on him for slaying the albatross. He is forced to tell a horrifying tale, and be used as an example to pass on a crucial message. “He prayeth best, who loveth best/ All things both great and small;/ For the dear God who loveth us,/ He made and loveth all.” The seaman travels the world, picking out the people who need to experience the message passed through his oral legend. Each person is chosen because of their lack of knowledge towards living things, and the importance of them all. The history of the sailor leaves an impression on the distinct listeners, and they always depart as wiser…show more content…
“He went like one that hath been stunned/ And is of sense forlorn/ A sadder and a wiser man/ He rose the morrow morn.” Life is full of many luxuries that are matched with equal miseries. When discovering the rhythm of life, and adding experience to your voyages the harsh realities of existence are uncovered. The young boy, who skips the party to re-examine his life, finds that life is a sorrowful place filled with countless miseries. He recalls the events in his life that produced guilt, and suffers from the agony all over again. Guilt and remorse cannot be eliminated, and they live with you every day throughout life. The young boy leaves the conversation, and dodges the wedding, because the remorse of these past experiences flushed through
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