The mariners faced untold sufferings when the ship entered the silent sea. The auspicious bird, albatrors was killed. The sailors were now under a curse. The wind stopped blowing. The sun became ‘bloody’ hot and the sky became red like copper. Water was all around but the sailors did not have even a drop to drink. The ship got stuck at one point and refused to move ahead. It looked like a painted ship on a painted ocean. It presented a picture of decay and stagnation.