The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Analysis

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No matter the period people have always relied on outside forces to endure and survive their life. This is in no way a bad thing, and finding something that makes it easier to get through the day is outstanding. Everyone finds this emotional support differently whether it comes from activities to objects to people. The problems that face us every day is considered our “wilderness”. What we do to survive that “wilderness” is up to us. The Romantic Era was filled with writers that had difficulties in their life. These authors were curious about emotion and it was often the center of their writing. Similar to other people, these authors developed coping mechanisms to help them through their “wilderness”, and some of their writing portrayed their personal ideals that made life easier for them to navigate. Robert Burns decided that his actions and writing would reflect his feelings about society. William Wordsworth leaned on his siblings for support and looked for inspiration in nature. Samuel Taylor Coleridge found solace in his work. Finally, John Keats found acceptance by working hard. Each of these famous Romantic Era authors had different circumstances that evolved into their “wilderness”, and each decided their own course of action on how to survive their life which we can…show more content…
In his poem, the Mariner is punished for killing an albatross. His punishment was that death took his entire crew and left him to suffer alone. The Mariner says, “Alone, alone, all, all alone, / …/ And never a saint took pity on / My soul in agony” (Coleridge 232-235). This is about his drug addiction and how all his friends left him instead of helping him out. The Mariner tells his entire story of suffering to this wedding guest. When Coleridge was left alone all he had to turn to was writing. So, much like the Mariner, he told stories hoping someone would listen to his

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