The poem is important to Walton as it seems to have inspired his own love of exploration in far-flung regions. The poem is of course set in the polar wastes, and that is where Walton has ended up too. He is pursuing the romance, the challenge of a voyage to these perilous lands.
- 1 Why is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner important to Walton How does the stranger relate to the Mariner what mood does Shelley create in alluding to this poem?
- 2 What is the significance of the ancient mariner in Frankenstein?
- 3 What is the purpose of the frame story the letters of Robert Walton Why is Walton important to the story?
- 4 What does Captain Walton personally want?
- 5 What does Walton believe he is lacking and what does he think having this thing would do for him?
- 6 What strange sight does Walton see out on the ice?
- 7 Why did the Mariner shoot the albatross?
- 8 What did the Mariner do to the creature?
- 9 Why does Walton allude to Coleridge’s poem?
- 10 What purpose does Walton serve in the story?
- 11 Why does Walton write the letters?
- 12 What is Walton looking for?
- 13 What is Walton’s main ambition?
- 14 What is Walton obsessed with?
- 15 Why does Victor tell Walton his story?
Why is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner important to Walton How does the stranger relate to the Mariner what mood does Shelley create in alluding to this poem?
By alluding to this famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Shelley creates a mood of foreboding, but ultimately it is optimistic. Early on, Captain Walton writes to his sister, saying, “I am going to unexplored regions, to ‘the land of mist and snow;’ but I shall kill no albatross,
What is the significance of the ancient mariner in Frankenstein?
Another common theme found in both Frankenstein and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the respect for nature and living things. Both tales emphasize the power of natural forces through the albatross and Frankenstein’s creation which can be shown through, as previously discussed, retribution.
What is the purpose of the frame story the letters of Robert Walton Why is Walton important to the story?
The frame story serves to highlight the contrast between Frankenstein, the mad scientist, and normal, decent society, as represented by Robert Walton. Though Walton has much in common with Frankenstein, as we shall see, there’s no way in a million years he would ever entertain the kind of
What does Captain Walton personally want?
“Creature” of Loneliness Walton writes to his sister expressing his desire for a friend. “I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.
What does Walton believe he is lacking and what does he think having this thing would do for him?
What does Walton lack? What does he say this thing would do for him? Friends. There will be no one to participate in his joy.
What strange sight does Walton see out on the ice?
Walton reports the sighting of a giant manlike creature driving a dogsled in the icy distance. This scene is followed by the rescue of a man whose sled had become stranded in the ice floe. This man is Victor Frankenstein. As he recovers his health, Frankenstein relates his story.
Why did the Mariner shoot the albatross?
The Ancient Mariner shot the albatross simply because he could. He was angry because the voyage was moving slowly and frustrated over the lack of wind. Without even thinking, he took the life of the albatross. an innocent bird that the others saw as a good omen.
What did the Mariner do to the creature?
What happens to the creature? Why? The Mariner shot the Albatross for food or sport. There is no explanation as to why he shot it.
Why does Walton allude to Coleridge’s poem?
Weather slows the beginning of the trip, but Walton reassures his sister that he will use caution and prudence. He alludes to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This one poem helped launch the Romantic period and gives us a story of a man banished for killing an albatross while at sea.
What purpose does Walton serve in the story?
Walton functions as the conduit through which the reader hears the story of Victor and his monster. However, he also plays a role that parallels Victor’s in many ways. Like Victor, Walton is an explorer, chasing after that “country of eternal light”—unpossessed knowledge.
Why does Walton write the letters?
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein opens with four letters Robert Walton writes to his sister Margaret Saville. The reasoning behind the letters is three-fold: to let his sister know of his safety, his intent, and of the story he comes to hear from Victor.
What is Walton looking for?
Robert Walton is searching for the North Pole. He is a very ambitious sea captain who wants to be the first to sail there, no matter what the risks are to him or to his crew.
What is Walton’s main ambition?
What is Walton’s main ambition? To find a passage through the North Pole.
What is Walton obsessed with?
Like Victor Frankenstein, Robert Walton is obsessed with a grandiose idea, a goal of achieving what no other man has done.
Why does Victor tell Walton his story?
Victor proceeds to tell Walton his own story of ambition gone awry. He does this to try to convince Walton of the downfall that attempting to be “greater than his nature” brings to a person. He wants Walton to learn from his example not to sacrifice his life to an idea of greatness.