Describe the ever-changing nature of the sailors with reference to the context of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
The mariner's shipmates are in a constant state of change throughout the entire poem. While they are still alive, the men change how they feel about the Mariner killing the albatross. At first they "cry out against the mariner" because he killed the bird without a thought. However, after the fog and mist cleared, they praised him, thinking that the bird was the cause of the fog and mist. Then after the ship sails for a while, it stops completely, leaving them stuck without food or water. At this point, the men once again blame him.
"Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the...
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