When many of the pieces were finally written down the took on a poetic style. Through the examination of these poems, both universal and cultural themes become present. The narrator of this poem seems to feel a sense of belonging while traveling the sea despite the fact that he is obviously disillusioned with its hardships. The main character undergoes a transformation in what he considers home and this dramatically affects his life and lifestyle. Towards the end of The Seafarer the poet forces us to consider our mortality, and seems to push the notion.
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The Life Of A Seaman During The Stuart Age
In "The Seafarer", translated by Burton Raffel, an old sailor expresses his emotions about his life on the sea and how he is affected in a sorrowful way. He longs for happiness but is unable to find it in a world controlled by fate. Fatalism was a common belief in Anglo-Saxon poetry and life in general. The Seafarer's life was determined by fate as any other man's life would be too. No matter what one's merit is, their life is being predetermined by a force they can't control.
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