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He’ll shrieve my soul, he’ll wash away The Albatross’s blood.
Strong link to guilt, blood; Mark of Cain and potentially allusions to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'
All fixed on me their stoney eyes
Coleridge demonstrates the mariner’s guilt as he feels that the crew are judging his actions.
O let me be awake, my God! / Or let me sleep alway.
Christianity as a ship and reaching the destination (heaven). Religious semantic field.
The harbour-bay was clear as glass
Setting could represent the mariners situation- he is now able to clearly see his crime, punishment and the possible restoration of order.
Still as a slave before his lord, / […] His great bright eye most silently / Up to the Moon is cast
Moon can be reas as a symbol of a change and the mariner is changed to a “slave” of guilt. Presents a vengeful God. Characterisation of the Mariner and Punishment.
Because he knows, a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.
An example of punishment, foreshadowing, guilt.