Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorIrizarry-Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.authorValle, Alan
dc.description.abstractThe American and French Revolutions spurred class-consciousness across Britain, which caused a political division that resulted in the persecution and condemnation of radicals. Under these dangerous circumstances, Byron and Coleridge avoided condemnation while expressing their radical philosophies through stories. Manfred and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” feature shamanic protagonists whose interactions with God and spirits are a narrative device that allowed their authors to question religious and political orthodoxy while avoiding condemnation. However, Manfred and the Mariner are not shamans because they do not fulfill Mircea Eliade’s criteria for shamanic election. Their initiations failed because the protagonists could not find teachers or spirits that shared their values. In this sense, society fails them because the social structures that can help these candidates succeed, have been driven underground by centuries of political oppression.en_US
dc.description.abstractLas Revoluciones francesa y estadounidense estimularon la conciencia de clase en Gran Bretaña y causaron una división política que resultó en la persecución y la condena de los radicales. Bajo estas circunstancias peligrosas, Byron y Coleridge evitaron la condena expresando sus ideas a través de sus cuentos. Manfred y “La balada del marinero de antaño” cuentan con protagonistas chamánicos cuyas interacciones con Dios y los espíritus son un dispositivo narrativo que les permitió cuestionar la ortodoxia religiosa y política mientras evitaban la condena. Sin embargo, Manfred y el Marinero no son chamanes porque no cumplen con los criterios de Mircea Eliade para la elección chamánica. Sus iniciaciones fallaron porque los protagonistas no lograron encontrar maestros o espíritus que compartieran sus valores. En este sentido, la sociedad les falla porque las estructuras sociales que pueden ayudarlos a tener éxito han sido llevadas a la clandestinidad por siglos de opresión política.en_US
dc.subject.lcshShamanism in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshByron, George Gordon, Lorden_US
dc.subject.lcshByron ,George Gordon, 1788-1824 - Manfreden_US
dc.subject.lcshByron, George Gordon, Lord, 1788-1824 -- Criticism and Interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshColeridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 - The Rime of the Ancient Marineren_US
dc.subject.lcshColeridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.titleShamanism in "Manfred" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"en_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2019 Alan Valle Monagasen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBatra, Nandita
dc.contributor.committeeHaydock, Nickolas
dc.contributor.representativeGonzález, Michael Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Arten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Theses & Dissertations
    Items included under this collection are theses, dissertations, and project reports submitted as a requirement for completing a degree at UPR-Mayagüez.

Show simple item record

(c) 2019 Alan Valle Monagas
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as All Rights Reserved