Presentation on theme: "Allusion to “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”"— Presentation transcript:
1Allusion to “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” In FrankensteinIn the Pirates of the Caribbean films, there are many parallels to the epic poem, including life in death playing dice for the souls of men (the game "Liar's Dice"), Calypso (as Tia Dalma's true form), smelly slimy creatures (Davy Jones' crew), the "frost and the cold" and even "water water everywhere and not a drop to drink" when the characters are at sea and out of drinking water.
2Allusion a passing or casual reference an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication“Cool Whip” – I’m alluding to ___________“Whatever, Fat Jesus.” alludes to _______
3Summary of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Old Sailor interrupts wedding- Tells his story ofhorror- He shoots an albatross (giant bird) that comes to his boat while its stuck in the ice
4The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Summary 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
5The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Mariner’s 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.’"
6The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 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 fiendDoth close behind him tread.“- VF quotes the poem after leaving the creature, he knows the creature is out there somewhere…
7The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Frankenstein 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..
8The Rime of the Ancient Mariner A ghost ship approaches with a Specter-Woman and her Death-Mate as crew.Focuses on the paranormal, much like Frankenstein
9The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Compare to the Creature giving Victor opportunity to be a fatherReminds me of the fates: if VF had chosen differently, his family may still live
10Similarities to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Everyone around the ancient mariner dies and its HIS faultMuch like everyone Victor loves dies…
11Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Vol3 Victor chases of the creature, alone across Europereminds 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.”
12Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Mariner must tell his tale to warn others (redemption).Frankenstein’s tells his story to Robert Walton, as a warning to not become obsessed.
13Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner How is Victor’s story like that of the Mariner?Bad choice(s)People around them pay for itThey feel the weight around their neckParanormal eventsGothic themes/settings
14Allusions to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Why reference this poem?What images does the poem bring to mind?How does this allusion make you feel?