History Literature / TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner

16th Aug '17 5:09:41 PM thatother1dude
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* AesopCollateralDamage: The Mariner learning to value life took the death of his entire crew.



* DisproportionateRetribution: The events of the poem occur because the Mariner kills an albatross. Then again, some critics argue that the albatross is representative of Jesus. Also, Myth/NauticalFolklore holds albatrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune. Of course, the fact that everyone on the ship ''except'' the Mariner died because of the albatross slaying not only makes it disproportionate, but misaimed.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Ancient Mariner and the Wedding-Guest.
** Also the Pilot, his Son, Death, Life-in-Death, and in fact nearly every if not every named character.


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* FelonyMisdemeanor: The events of the poem occur because the Mariner kills an albatross. Then again, some critics argue that the albatross is representative of Jesus. Also, Myth/NauticalFolklore holds albatrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune.


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* NamelessNarrative: No one has a name, unless you count [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Death and Life-In-Death]].
10th Aug '17 4:09:54 PM HextarVigar
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* TheUndead: Upon paying penance for his crime, the crew rise from the dead and sail the Mariner's ship to land. It is also insinuated that the Mariner has been rendered either undead or incapable of dying in order to tell his tale to as many as he can.
28th Oct '16 1:43:32 PM nombretomado
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* CommonMeter: Throughout. If you want to make sure you can never take the poem seriously again, try singing it to "Yankee Doodle". Or the theme from ''GilligansIsland''.

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* CommonMeter: Throughout. If you want to make sure you can never take the poem seriously again, try singing it to "Yankee Doodle". Or the theme from ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''.
21st Jun '16 8:25:06 PM gewunomox
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Or as put by BruceDickinson:

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Or as put by BruceDickinson: Music/BruceDickinson:



26th May '16 12:30:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Life-in-Death has "locks [as] yellow as gold"
8th Sep '15 2:14:23 PM Micah
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: "Be compassionate towards all creatures and don't go around murdering innocent seabirds, or else you'll wind up stranded in the middle of the ocean, all your friends will die, their corpses will torment you, and when you eventually make it to land you'll be forced to constantly wander the world telling your story instead of being able to live a normal life."
** Or as put by BruceDickinson:

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: "Be compassionate towards all creatures and don't go around murdering innocent seabirds, or else you'll wind up stranded in the middle of the ocean, all your friends will die, their corpses will torment you, and when you eventually make it to land you'll be forced to constantly wander the world telling your story instead of being able to live a normal life."
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Or as put by BruceDickinson:
7th Sep '15 4:16:57 PM igordebraga
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Creator/GustaveDore illustrated it in a beautiful and unforgettable way.

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Creator/GustaveDore illustrated it in a beautiful and unforgettable way.
way. Music/IronMaiden turned it into a [[EpicRocking 14-minute]] FilkSong.



* GhostShip: The ship, which manages to sail without wind and only two passengers (Death and Life-in-Death).



* [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocrites]]: The Mariner's crew start justifying his killing of the albatross; when things start to turn sour, they hang its carcass from his neck. Death promptly shows them the error in their ways.

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* [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocrites]]: {{Hypocrite}}s: The Mariner's crew start justifying his killing of the albatross; when things start to turn sour, they hang its carcass from his neck. Death promptly shows them the error in their ways.



* MysteriousAntarctica: The whole thing ''literally'' goes south because the Mariner's ship wound up hitting Antarctica. And then death's ship appears...





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** Or as put by BruceDickinson:
-->"[[SpoofAesop And the moral of this story is 'this is what not to do if a bird shits on you']]"
28th Mar '15 11:03:53 AM StFan
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Has its own [[ReferencedBy/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner Referenced By]] -page

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Borrows elements from Myth/NauticalFolklore. Has its own [[ReferencedBy/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner Referenced By]] -pagepage.



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* BeamMeUpScotty: It's "nor any drop to drink", not "and not a drop to drink".



* DisproportionateRetribution: The events of the poem occur because the Mariner kills an albatross. Then again, some critics argue that the albratross is representative of Jesus. Also, nautical folklore holds albratrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune.
** Of course, the fact that everyone on the ship ''except'' the Mariner died because of the Albatross slaying not only makes it disproportionate, but misaimed.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The events of the poem occur because the Mariner kills an albatross. Then again, some critics argue that the albratross albatross is representative of Jesus. Also, nautical folklore Myth/NauticalFolklore holds albratrosses albatrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune.
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misfortune. Of course, the fact that everyone on the ship ''except'' the Mariner died because of the Albatross albatross slaying not only makes it disproportionate, but misaimed.



* NauticalFolklore: Borrows elements of this.

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* NauticalFolklore: Borrows elements of this.
16th Dec '14 8:53:42 PM Beiahnu
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* [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocrites]]: The Mariner's crew start justifying his killing of the albatross; when things start to turn sour, they hang its carcass from his neck. Death promptly shows them the error in their ways.
16th Dec '14 8:49:01 PM Beiahnu
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* TooGoodToBeTrue and AGlitchInTheMatrix: The Mariner points out that there's something wrong with the way the unfamiliar ship is moving towards them, considering there's no wind, no tide and it's coming way too fast.
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