Essay about Sinking Of The Titanic By Eve Bunting

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Sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic
The sinking of the Titanic was a historic day in the world because the supposedly unsinkable ship had fallen on its first journey. The Titanic sank in 1912 after it was said that it would stay afloat. The Titanic hit an iceberg and its watertight compartments flooded, causing it to sink. Barry O’Neill boards the Titanic to get to New York and his archenemies also board the ship, the Flynn family. The sinking of the Titanic caused Barry to fall in love with Pegeen Flynn, and he risked his life to save her. The Titanic could’ve survived if some human errors weren’t made. In S.O.S. Titanic by Eve Bunting, the sinking of the Titanic is a crucial event that influences how Barry O’Neill perceives life to be too short, and he also realizes that his only way of being happy is to be home.

Many people on the Titanic needlessly died because of many lifeboat issues on the ship.
“There were not enough lifeboats on board to hold all the passengers and crew…” (“The Titanic – Lifeboats” n.pag.). The Titanic didn’t have enough lifeboats to carry everyone on board, many lives could’ve been saved if there were a sufficient amount of lifeboats. Also, lifeboats on the Titanic were not filled to capacity when they were launched (“The Titanic – Lifeboats n.pg.). The lifeboats simply weren’t filled with as many people as they could’ve been filled with. The company who owned the Titanic thought that the ship wouldn’t need lifeboats for everyone on board (“The Titanic…

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