Discuss the rime of the ancient mariner as a story of sin and punishment?
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A Religion reading of the poem can be by seeing the Mariner’s action of killing the Albatross for no logical reason a sinful act towards nature for example. The romantics believed that God was in nature and as a romantic poet who wrote about the super natural and the unexpected daily details of life, Coleridge emphasized on religion in nature, and by killing the Albatross the Mariner committed a sinful act towards nature “their God” and so the Albatross was placed upon his shoulders “crucified” which can be seen as a biblical act, and the Albatross was on the Mariner’s shoulder like a burden, a guilt or something, and when he appreciated nature, the Mariner was able to identify with nature and so he changed his color and his language into an exotic one that the English people who are supposedly his people couldn’t understand him anymore, and so he found salvation in nature you might say. So this is the religious reading of the poem. Hope I was helpful
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