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.
They place the albatross around his neck.
The wind stops and the ship cannot move.
The Mariner kills the Albatross. In killing the Albatross, the Mariner commits a crime against creation. The Albatross was not only a good omen for sailors, it was one of God's creatures and hence sacred as all living things are. The Mariner is...