The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The 'Ghastly crew' work the ship but how do they relate to the Ancient Mariner?

Part V of The Ancient Mariner

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Part 5 also sees an end to the Ancient Mariner's loneliness, as the sailors 'awaken' to sail the ship; they and the ship itself sing beautiful music, and some spiritual force moves the ship along its course even though the air is still. This time around the crew seems part of the Mariner's redemption.Again, only when the ship crosses a boundary - the equator - does confusion return; the Ancient Mariner is knocked unconscious, and the reader begins to doubt whether he will actually be redeemed.