Explore the ways Coleridge tells his story in Part 3 of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” In Part 3, the poem becomes more fantastical as the spiritual world continues to punish the Ancient Mariner and his fellow sailors. Although later in the poem Coleridge reveals that a specific spirit is responsible for their demise, it seems as though the spiritual world as a whole is punishing the men, using the natural world as its weapon: the wind refuses to blow, the ocean churns with dreadful creatures, and the sun's relentless heat chars the men. The ghost ship, however, is separate from the natural world - it sails without wind, and its inhabitants are spirits. Death and Life-in-Death are allegorical figures who become frighteningly real for the sailors, especially the Ancient Mariner, whose soul Life-in-Death "wins", thereby dooming him to a fate worse than death. Even those sailors whose souls go to hell seem freer than the Ancient Mariner; while their souls fly unencumbered out of their bodies, he is destined to be trapped in his indefinitely - a living hell.
Minos condemns Deadalus and Icarus to a Labyrinth. Being the master craftsman that Deadalus was he constructs a pair of wings out of wax and feathers, for both him and his son Icarus to escape from Labyrinth. After constructing the wings and giving them to Icarus he warns him: to not fly too close towards the sun, because the wax would melt on the wings, and send Icarus into the ocean where he would drown. Not listening to his father, Icarus flew too close to the sun, the wax melted and he fell to his horrible drowning death in the ocean. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Montag and Icarus are similar in the sense that they both undermine the advice of others and they undermine the law.
At the palace of Circe, where Odysseus and his men stopped along their journey, there a death occurred. Elpenor, who was among Odysseus’ men, became intoxicated and fell off of Circe’s roof, breaking his neck and therefor killing him. Odysseus spoke out in honor of him, “‘So I spoke, and the inward heart in them was broken. They sat down on the ground and lamented and tore their hair out, but there came no advantage to them for all their sorrowing. When we came down to our fast ship and the sand of the seashore, we sat down, sorrowful, and weeping big tears’” (book 10, 566-570).
His guilty conscience takes the form of paranoia, almost to the point of schizophrenia, as he foresees his doom which can never be avoided. After killing the king, Macbeth claims: Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more! / Macbeth does murder sleep'-the innocent sleep... The death of each day's life, sore labor's bath, / Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, / Chief nourisher in life's feast
Caroline Santarelli “Book Thief” Prologue Page Number | Literary Element/Technique Being Used in the Passage | Importance of the literary element/technique | 1 | Tone | When the author writes in the beginning of page one, “You are going to die,” he does this to set the overall tone for the whole story, dark, mysterious, and puzzling. | 9 | Personification | The author gives a crashed plane the characteristics of a bird by saying “Smoke was leaking from both its lungs,” because planes are often compared to birds and he wants to show that this “little metallic bird” can no longer take flight due to its bad crash landing. | 12 | Hyperbole | “They were all glued down,” is an exaggeration, the author says this sentence to show how
In Frankenstein, allusion to the ancient poem, ‘Rime of Ancient Mariners’, is phrased by both Walton and Victor- ‘I shall kill no albatross’, ’with this deadly weight around my neck’. ‘Rime of Ancient Mariners’ is a didactic poem that tells the deaths of all of Mariner’s sailors after the unintentional killing of an albatross by the Mariner. Albatross symbolises the divine quality of nature and shows that Walton is thoroughly aware of the unrelenting outcome from destroying the nature. Ironically, Walton closely resembles the Mariner, whose persistence to continue his voyage threatens his ship and alienates himself from his crew. Unlike to Walton, Victor views his guilt of breaking that fundamental bond as ‘deadly weight around his neck’ which strongly eloquent to the part of the poem where the Mariner is forced to carry dead albatross around his neck due to his guilt.
Whether if he is naïve or whether it is his ego, Victor believes that when he does not follow the creatures demand for him to create a female monster for him, he is only putting his life in danger. For example, when the creature says he will see Victor on wedding night, he believes he is the target of the creature. He sadly finds out that it was Elizabeth who was the target when he says “I rushed towards her and embraced her with ardour, but the deadly languor and coldness of the limbs…The murderous mark of the fiend’s grasp was on her neck, and the breath had ceased to issue from her lips,” (Shelley 204). At this point near the end of the book, Victor finally realizes what the creature wants, but the creature feels the determination to make victors life miserable. It is best said by a blogger when they said “The monster yearns to be a part of society, wants to be recognized by his creator, and desires to have a wife so that he can know kindness and love first hand.
‘as a green sea, I saw him drowning’ in stanza 3 the poet has a recurring nightmare of the soldier he saw dying in agony, a sight that will stay with him forever. In the last stanza, stanza 4 the poet attacks the people at home who do not realise the reality of war and the suffering of the soldiers. “My friend ....” is aimed at an author who writes children’s fiction who glorifies war. He could see the sights especially this soldier who is dying from inhaling gas writhing in pain this is because he couldn’t get his mask on quick enough. Route March Rest is the Second World War poem I am going to compare.
Pangloss contracted syphilis from Pacquette, and he relates his condition to chocolate and cochineal because they contaminate the source of generation, frequently impede propagation itself, and oppose to the great end of nature. Question 4 4-a. While en route to Lisbon, James drowned after a shipwreck and earthquake occurred eventually throwing him overboard while trying to save a brutish sailor. 4-b. Auto da fe means a public ceremony to burn a few people alive by a slow fire.
One of the most famous poets who wrote about insane behavior is Edgar Allan Poe. His poem Alone is not as well known as The Raven but it has a similar theme of people who are going insane. Another famous poem about a psychopath is Robert Browning’s Porphyria’s Lover which is about a man who feels the only way to get close to his lover is to kill her. Both poems give an insight on dangerous and insane thoughts to particular individuals whom are on the fringes of society. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts.