The Mariner now realizes the trouble he has brought upon himself, yet his incapability to speak does not give him the chance to pray out loud. Indeed every action has it's consequence whether good or bad, yet the Mariner had to witness the dice game between the spirit of Death and Life-and-Death as part of his punishment since, he expressed a belief that the world is guided by luck and chaos when he killed the albatross. The Mariner's pride has set him back to realize that all of nature's creations are to be respected and appreciated. In his anguish and guilt for his shipmates the Mariner is partially expatiated as he is able to recognize the swimming sea creatures as true
The poem has a very supernatural element, similar to that of the Greek adventure “The Odyssey” The ghost ship that floats in without wind houses “Death” and “Life in Death”. A beautiful naked woman “Life in Death” wins the soul of the Ancient Mariner and “Death” claims the lives of the sailors on the ship. Ultimately, it seems the ship has suffered its journey for many, many years, cursed along side the Ancient Mariner. “Death” releases them from their curse, leaving the Ancient Mariner to the fate of “Life in Death.” He is sentenced as an immortal to repeat his story for all eternity; he will wander the earth seeking an audience for temporary relief from his pain. The Ancient Mariner is forever doomed to suffer his story by retelling to it to strangers, like a thirst he can never completely satisfy.
Sin is like a curtain that blocks the light of God from the people who need it most. He becomes literally and figuratively lost at sea, and his sins weigh him down like an anchor. Because the Mariner lives “in an ordered universe where crime leads to suffering”, he is immediately punished for his sins (Modiano 150). God proves his command over nature when he puts the wind to a halt, causing the ship to become static. The “copper sky” and “bloody sun” physically drain the accompanying sailors until they become too exhausted to wake up leaving the Mariner in agonizing isolation (Coleridge 111, 112).
Therefore, at the start of this section, Coleridge uses the frightened narrative voice of the wedding guest to express the mariner’s supernatural appearance. As the section progresses, Coleridge uses ambiguous description to express the hellish experience of the mariner, having been disconnected from the divine. The repetition of ‘alone’ creates a sense of the mariner’s isolation in this ‘rotting sea’ after his shipmates have died. Coleridge described the ‘thousand slimy things’ which are the only living creatures left with the mariner after the death of his crew. The ambiguous description of them as ‘things’ suggests that this world is so supernatural that it cannot be described in detail.
The death of his mother doesn’t even bother him so show sadness. When Meursault realized that his freedom was gone away for good he begin to see things different.”And I felt ready to live again too. As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope: for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”(Camus Stranger122). The quote explains that maybe he took the world for granted and there was so much to accomplish in the world of freedom. In The Myth of Sisyphus -Sisyphus stole the gods secrets and he was punished for this action.
Themes Donne’s theme tells the reader that death has no right to be proud, since human beings do not die but live eternally after “one short sleep.” After a human being’s soul leaves the body and enters eternity, it lives on; only death dies. The central theme of the poem "Death be not Proud" by John Donne is the powerlessness of death. Although some people depict death as mighty and powerful, it is really a lowly slave that depends on luck, accidents, decrees, murder, disease, and war to put men to sleep. Personification Death becomes a person whom Donne addresses, using the second-person singular (implied or stated as thou, thee, and thy). Alliteration - Illustrated.
But he's remains stubborn in his quest. Untapishtam is no more encouraging than Siduri; he lectures Gilgamesh on impermanence, ending with, “the sleeping and the dead, how alike they are, they are like a painted death.” How fitting that he then challenges Gilgamesh to resist sleep for six nights? Had Gilgamesh succeeded, he would have gained immortality. But he fell asleep. Utnapishtam gives the stubborn king a second chance – he told him of an herb at the bottom of the sea.
Aspects of Romanticism in Ponyo The movie Ponyo has many aspects of romanticism. Some aspects are the use of nature as a teacher, society as a corrupting agent against people, and man being a source of goodness. All those aspects of romanticism are included in the movie Ponyo. Within Ponyo, nature is the sea that is meant to be a pure and constant being that helps the environment Ponyo conveys that nature is good is by showing how the people of the island live off of the sea next to them. Another is how Fujimoto, Ponyo’s father, hates all humans because of the bad effects to the ecosystem that they cause.
God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable, Seem to me all the uses of this world! This is the first time that the reader sees Hamlet’s inner turmoil as he considers committing suicide over the death of his father but decides he cannot, for the consequence would be hell. It is important to note that purgatory and hell are referenced numerous times throughout the play as a consequence for giving into selfish thoughts or actions. In this particular instance however, this soliloquy also lends to the idea that Hamlet is insane due to the passing of his father.
The main characters, Vladimir and Estragon contemplate suicide as though it were as harmful and simple as sleeping. The characters view death just as an activity to pass time. In failing to repent on their own and knowing that their lives have no existence without the hope of Godot, Vladimir and Estragon have no other option than to wait for him(Godot) to come and save them. As they wait for Godot who never appears, they try to find something to do in order to pass time. They come up with a suggestion of hanging themselves/ committing suicide.