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Forgiveness In Marinere's View Of Sea Snakes

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Similarly, the Marinere gains partial forgiveness when he expresses love towards the sea snakes in his description of their beauty, and the prayer he says for them (IV. 275-279). The Marinere struggles with the love aspect of this pattern of justice as he struggles with viewing the sea snakes, he has no true regard for them and does not possess the ability to view them in a positive way. This reveals itself in his early view of the sea snakes, “And a million million slimy things,” (IV. 230). Additionally, his shooting of the Albatross is an indicator that the Marinere lacks love and respect for creatures and other humans prior to the anguish he faces after shooting the Albatross (I. 79-80). Supporting evidence for this is in the Marinere’s
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