Evolution of Man’s Ecological Sense: An Ecocritical Reading of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Fangpeng GAI


Coleridge is one of the lake poets of Britain. For a long time, the lake poets were regarded as a negative group and were not given correct attention. In fact, they have paid much attention to nature in their works, and presented the readers with a profound moral theme, which is a symbol that they were concerned about the future destiny of the human being. Currently the ecocriticist reading of their works is a new way to search for the implied meaning of the poetry. Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a good representation of the relationship between mankind and nature. Based on this idea, this article will attempt to analyze the relationship between man and nature in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.


Coleridge; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; human and nature; ecological awareness

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