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The Consequences of Pride in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Summary: Essay responds to the question "How is this poem a parable for the consequences of pride?" Looks at the killing of the albatross, the guilt the Mariner felt and what he had to endure before achieving redemption.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner tells us the story of an old Mariner who is tormented by nature after he pointlessly kills an Albatross.

This poem is a parable for the consequences of pride because it shows us the penalties that unfold after the Mariner pointlessly kills one of god's creatures, which is also believed to be a good omen.

The moral of this poem seems to be that of sin: killing of the albatross, punishment: nature's continuous torture, repentance: the Mariner finally realizes that what he did was wrong, and finally redemption: blessing the water snakes and finding beauty and happiness in nature.

In the Romantic age, morals and nature were close knit, and many authors wrote about nature with revernence. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner shows us that the Mariner did not revere nature at all, in fact...

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