The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Part 4, Lines 224-291 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Lines 224-291 Summary

The Guest is fearful that the Mariner is a ghost, but the Mariner says he is still alive. The Mariner, surrounded by dead men, is alone on the ship on a rotten ocean. His praying is futile. In fact, it is impossible for him to pray. He closes his eyes to escape his evil surroundings. The dead men do not decay, and they maintain their "evil eye" looks. For a week, the Mariner is haunted by the dead men's eyes and cannot die himself. At first, the Mariner describes the moon and ocean in negative ways. However, he notes the water snakes' colors and beauty, and he feels unexpected love for them. When the Mariner appreciates the sea creatures in all their colors in the moonlight, he can pray, and the Albatross falls from his neck.

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