The Wedding-Guest comes from a world that is totally different from the world of the old Mariner. The world of the Mariner is really ancient but the Wedding-Guest lives in the immediate present. He is going to attend a wedding party. He is in a hurry and has no time for the tale of the Mariner. But the bright-eyed Mariner keeps him under his spell. He makes him helpless like a ‘three years’ child’. The Wedding-Guest has no choice but listen to the old Mariner’s tale.