The Question and Answer section for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Mariner begins to discover that killing the albatross was a mortal sin. The ship remains stranded at sea with no wind to move them. The Mariner is angry at his fate and curses the sea and creatures in it. The men on the ship begin to die one...
The poem has three speakers. The first, is the third person narrator. The other two are the mariner and the wedding guest. The mariner is our main speaker. He speaks to the wedding guest.
The Mariner confesses to shooting the albatross with his crossbow.... the act that cursed the ship and those upon it.