Sinking Of The Titanic Essay
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 …show more content…
Barry perceived that his only way to be happy would be to be home, with familiar things around him. Bunting says, “He [Barry] felt a terrible longing to be there, smelling the mustiness of the carpet…” (187). At first, Barry felt fine with being on the ship, he was going to see his parents in New York. Once he found out that the ship was sinking he began to want to go home, so he could be happy. The sinking of the ship made Barry think that life is too short. Bunting says, “…Barry saw the Titanic…a great sea creature, bellowing its death cries…” (199). Before the Titanic, Barry wasn’t this dark, he was more optimistic. The sinking of the Titanic made Barry afraid for his life and he saw life as being too short. The sinking of the Titanic affected how Barry viewed things in his life and it affected his pursuit for