The Titanic Argumentative Essay

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Human beings often wonder what their fate is, whether good or bad, only time will tell. In the historic tragedy of the Titanic, nobody predicted the fate of the ship to be so disastrous. Tragic stories are told about how the Titanic sunk, thousands died for something they could not control. Many argue about the causes, misconceptions or implications on why/how it happened but all proof points to mother nature.
The Titanic has a rich history, overcoming many difficulties shaped the ship to what it became. Soon after March 31st 1909, work started on the Titanic (BBC 1). It took around 3 years to complete. In Belfast, Ireland the Titanic was manufactured by Harland and Wolff. It was a British ship (“RMS”3). Many people mistook the RMS Titanic ship for an American ship because it was
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Watchmen aboard the ship spotted an iceberg around 11:40 p.m which caused the ship to make a sudden turn to the left, which caused it to sideswiped the iceberg. The ice punched holes in the starboard of the boat, along a nearly 300 foot stretch as it began to fill it with water (Main 3). Around 2:18 a.m, the Titanic snapped in half with the flooded bow weighing her down. She fully sank 2 minutes later. Most people drowned or froze to death in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean (sinking 3). When the ship was sinking the temperature of the ocean water was around 28 degrees Fahrenheit (Anniversary 2). Around 2:20 a.m in the morning the Titanic finally sank beneath the waves (sinking 2). One can conclude from this that many people did not have enough time to save themselves. Once in the water, Titanic passengers had only about 15-45 minutes to live. Most of them died of hypothermia, where the very low temperature of the body causes internal organs to fail (Anniversary 3). To conclude, the ship took quite a while to build, but in a matter of a couple of hours the whole ship went crashing beneath the

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