Essay Comparing Frankenstein And The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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Frankenstein and the Mariner In the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and the novel Frankenstein¸ there are many similarities. When the shift occurs, it changes the characters’ lives significantly. Once they have realized what they caused, they feel penitent and end up solitary and disgusted with themselves. The antagonist characters have similarities as well, such as killing people that the main characters loved, and were close to, and setting a bad curse or problem to everyone around them. There are many similarities seen throughout the novel and poem, but these are the biggest eye openers. “I looked upon the rotting sea, and drew my eyes away” (Coleridge, 2009, p.699). This shows Coleridge using direct characterization to show what the sea looks like from…show more content…
This is because comparing a main point to something more comprehendible gives people an easier way to understand what is happening in the story. In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Coleridge uses personification to show the sun coming up and what it meant to him at that very point in the story. “As if through the dungeon grate he peered” (Coleridge, 2009, p.697). This shows us a mental image of what is happening to the Mariner and how he is feeling about the sun and what he had done. This is also similar to Frankenstein because Shelley uses a similar example of personification to describe Victor’s feelings. “The sun and the heavens, who have viewed my operations, can bear witness of my truth” (Shelley, 1994, p.137). These are both instances of how personification is used, in similar ways, to show that both Victor and the Mariner feel as if they are being watched by the people who have died because of their mistakes of either killing the bird who brought good to the men, or created a monster who killed people that Victor loved very
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