Essay on The Titanic Movie And The Real Titanic Story

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For my artifact, I will be focusing on the Titanic both the movie and the real Titanic story. The Titanic is revolved around gendered lives, I will discuss a few of the underlying gender associated patterns that had been going on during the 1900’s, however, this essay will mostly focus on the Titanic. The Titanic is a British ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of April 15, 1912. The Titanic was always referred to as a ‘she’ the reason being according to Paul Schnebelen, of California “Like a woman, a ship has beauty, grace, and speed, so it 's referred to as ‘she’. Like a woman, men will use a ship until it falls apart and then abandon it, so it 's referred to as ‘she’ (Schnebelen, p.1, 2016) The Titanic sank after a collision with an iceberg during her maiden voyage. She was traveling from Southampton to New York City carrying two thousand two hundred and twenty-four passengers and crew. Out of the two thousand two hundred and twenty-four passengers and crew more than one thousand five hundred people died, thus making it one of the deadliest and most tragic commercial disasters in modern history. The Titanic was supposed to be the ‘unsinkable ship”. In the movie, Titanic Caledon Hockley stated: “Not even God could sink this ship”. Maybe had they not believed she was indestructible, and used just a little bit more caution, something may have been done to prevent this large loss. The Titanic was built as one of the biggest luxuries in the 1900’s,…

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