The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Characters

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Ancient Mariner

The Ancient Mariner is the main character in the poem. All the events revolve around him. His name is even in the title. He approaches the Wedding Guest out of three men to tell his story. The Mariner has a frazzled appearance as if he has been through an ordeal. At first, the Guest resists and says he is important to the wedding, but he is captivated by the Mariner's eye and listens. The Mariner tells of how he is part of a ship crew whose voyage had a good start. Then he shares how the voyage quickly deteriorates after he shoots an Albatross. The other crewmembers are angry with him at first because they think the bird is a good omen, and then they like him because they think the bird caused bad luck. However, conditions become hot and dry, and the sailors blame him and...

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