The Rime Of The Ancient Marine Essay

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Supernatural vs. Symbolism
A detailed comparison

The restrained balance valued in 18th century culture was abandoned in favor of emotional intensity, often taken to extremes of raptures, and nostalgia. The creative imagination occupied the center of Romantic views, which differed from the Victorian emphasis on politics and the orderly, logical and aesthetically consistent implications on daily 18th and 19th century life. Romantics often remain bias on cultural diversity and perception over reason, while Victorians linger around the basis of philanthropy and modernization. Both supernatural and religious aspects surrounding Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market tend to show
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The Mariner becomes the wanderer in telling his story. This is a classical reference to "the wandering Jew." , hence there is no peace for the Mariner as he is condemned to relaying his story to others. The presence of the Mariner on the ship during a sudden storm, seems to allude to a biblical story where Jesus calms the sea. The ghost-ship's appearance in Part 3 (Life and Life in Death), causes anxiety in the Mariner as his agnostic connotation begins to differ into a more spiritual feeling.

The spiritual inconstancies in Goblin Market are lust, and lying. The Goblins representing evil tempt the sister, Laura into indulging their fruits. Her lust for them could not confront her sensibility, she is forced into the Goblins submission and is punished.

The supernatural objects in both poems were based on a foundation of hidden meanings. The introduction of the ghost ship and the fruits gave emotions of anxiety and mysteriousness. The Albatross and the Goblins are supernatural figures of good and evil. In the poems their relevance is merely to represent the story in means of Good vs. Evil. These significance's induces the characters view into following a path of

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