The Movie ' The Titanic ' Essay

981 Words Dec 12th, 2016 4 Pages
The movie the Titanic represents the first five stages of the Knapp Relationship Model by initiating, experimenting, intensifying, integrating, and bonding. By using these five steps, the characters in the movie continuously develop and grow together. In the beginning of the movie, the characters initiate their relationship when Rose puts herself on the railings of the back of the Titanic, and Jack sees her before she proceeds to jump. This was the first interaction between rose and Jack. As Jack continued to convince her to come down off of the railing he says, “Well if you jump, I jump”, using his life to show how much he would care if she jumped, without even knowing her. This tells Rose that Jack was there for more reasons than she may have thought. Moreover, their relationship continues to progress the morning after Jack convinces Rose to not commit suicide by jumping off of the stern. As a case in point, Rose starts telling Jack about her life, saying, “Look I know what you must be thinking, poor little rich girl, what does she know about misery?”, Jack then responds with, “No, that’s not what I was thinking, what I was thinking was, what could have ever happened to this girl into thinking she has no way out?” This exemplifies when their relationship grows into experimentation, exploring each other’s lives and realizing that they might have more in common than they thought. As the movie progresses, Jack and Rose continue their relationship and learn more about each…

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