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1 Allusion to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Frankenstein

2 Allusion a passing or casual reference an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication Cool Whip – Im alluding to ___________ Whatever, Fat Jesus. alludes to _______

3 Summary - Old Sailor interrupts wedding - Tells his story of horror - He shoots an albatross (giant bird) that comes to his boat while its stuck in the ice Summary of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

4 The Mariner shoots the albatross. At first the crew condemns him, but when a favorable breeze appears, they justify his action. Then the air stops moving, the ship is stagnant (unmoving). The crew makes Mariner wear albatross on neck The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Summary

5 The Mariners Tale: Their ship is driven south, by a storm, to a place of mist and snow. Frankenstein: Letter II Robert Walton, "I am going to unexplored regions, to "the land of mist and snow." but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the Ancient Mariner." The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

6 Chapter 4, pg 58 "Like one who, on a lonely road, Doth walk in fear and dread, And, having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread. - VF quotes the poem after leaving the creature, he knows the creature is out there somewhere… The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

7 Vol 3 Chpt 2 "Could I enter into a festival with this deadly weight yet hanging round my neck and bowing me to the ground? VF ponders whether he can celebrate now after all these deaths.. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Frankenstein

8 A ghost ship approaches with a Specter- Woman and her Death-Mate as crew. Focuses on the paranormal, much like Frankenstein The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

9 Compare to the Creature giving Victor opportunity to be a father Reminds me of the fates: if VF had chosen differently, his family may still live The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

10 Everyone around the ancient mariner dies and its HIS fault Much like everyone Victor loves dies… Similarities to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

11 In Vol3 Victor chases of the creature, alone across Europe reminds me of the lines in Mariner: Alone, alone, all, all alone, alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on my soul in agony. Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

12 The Mariner must tell his tale to warn others (redemption). Frankensteins tells his story to Robert Walton, as a warning to not become obsessed. Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

13 How is Victors story like that of the Mariner? -Bad choice(s) -People around them pay for it -They feel the weight around their neck -Paranormal events -Gothic themes/settings Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

14 Why reference this poem? What images does the poem bring to mind? How does this allusion make you feel? Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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