I hope you enjoyed this classic poem, and the macabre illustrations! This is clearly an influence for Shelley as she quotes it on a number of occasions in Frankenstein. I think there are a number of thematic links that can be drawn between the texts, and this is what I’d like you to focus on here.
Add a comment on this post (not on your own blog), answering the following questions which ask you to compare this text to Frankenstein. Due by the lesson on Friday 28th March.
- What links can you make between the settings in both texts?
- What links can you make between the Ancient Mariner and any one of the three main narrators in Frankenstein?
- What similarities would you say the texts have in terms of Gothic ‘features’?
- If you are posting after others have posted, have a go at responding to their points – what do you agree or disagree with? Or if you are one of the first to post, ask questions of the people yet to post… Or do both!
Extension: come back later and see what the others have put – go crazy and post a second message!